Small community projects that benefit young people in East Hampshire can now apply for a grant of up to £250 from the East Hampshire Youth Council Money Pot. The deadline for the latest round of funding is Friday 16 January 2014 and local groups are being encouraged to get in touch now to make sure they don’t miss out. All of the eligible grant applications received will be considered together and granted by members of the East Hampshire Youth Council.
The last round of grants helped to support a range of youth organisations including:
Southern Domestic Abuse Service (SDAS) who used the £250 to buy a laptop for its East Hants Refuge project. This is to enable young people who have fled with a family member to have access to the internet for homework and revision, especially key if it is their GCSE year.
Ashdell Beavers in Alton used the £250 to support set-up costs such as uniform, games equipment and craft materials. There was a long waiting list of young people wanting to attend Beavers so a new ‘colony’ was desperately needed.
Four Marks After School Club used the £250 to purchase a Wii Fit to keep children active in the winter months when they can’t go outside.
Petersfield Youth Theatre used the £250 towards the cost of running a ‘Beginners on Stage’ workshop for over 170 young people, which culminated in a performance for family and friends.
Josh Knight, Chair of East Hampshire Youth Council, said: ‘The youth council is proud to support groups that help other young people. If you are involved in an after school club, holiday scheme, youth club or any other group that could put £250 to good use, we’d like to hear from you.’
To apply for a grant or find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01730 234188.
Photo: Petersfield Youth Theatre used their grant towards a ‘Beginners on Stage’ workshop.