Forest Youth Activities Fund re-opens for applications

The District Council in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council is offering a second round of Forest Youth Activities Funding. 

Applications are invited from voluntary and community sector organisations, small informal groups and established youth organisations. 

The funding will help to provide a range of activities that make a positive difference for young people living in the Forest of Dean district, who are aged 11-19 and up to 25 years for young people with additional needs. 

Funding of £9,916.02 is still available for 2017-18, and may be used to help cover activity delivery costs, such as venue hire, equipment or session materials and staffing costs with grants of between £500 and £5000 available.  

Councillor Gareth Hughes, Member Champion for Children and Young People said: “We are delighted to re-open the Forest Youth Activities Fund for a second round this year.  So far this year the funding has enabled sixteen groups from across the district to provide a wide range of projects.  These included village youth clubs, dance sessions, art clubs, music sessions, sporting activities, scouts projects, youth theatre and counselling for young people.  

Cllr Tim Gwilliam, Leader of the Forest of Dean District Council and cabinet member for children and young people added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations and groups to obtain funding for projects which deliver activities that enable young people to have fun whilst learning new skills.  We encourage people to apply for this funding whilst it’s still available.”  

The application form and guidance notes are available to download on the Community Grants & Funding webpage, or alternatively, call the Community Engagement Team on 01594 810000. 

Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis until the remaining funding is allocated.

Contact

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  • 01594 810000