Groups and projects that provide activities for young people in Derbyshire can now apply for a share of £50,000 from the council.
Derbyshire County Coucil ‘YOUTHINC, We Grant’ scheme, was devised with the help of Derbyshire Youth Council and will award grants of up to £1,500 to develop youth activities in Derbyshire which deliver the youth councillor’s priorities each year.
The funding could support traditional activities and projects such as youth clubs, sports, music and games clubs, media workshops, such as dance, drama or art sessions but can also support innovative projects too.
Members of the youth council will help decide how the money is given out and will consider:
n If the project or campaign is accessible to all young people
n How many young people will benefit
n How long the project will run
n Whether it is value for money
n The long-term impact of the funding
n What the money will be spent on
Deputy cabinet member of children’s services, Councillor Damien Greenhalgh said: “The YOUTHINC, We Grant scheme is a grant by young people for young people and will give deserving projects throughout Derbyshire a real boost.
“I’m extremely proud of our youth councillors for the hard work and maturity they continue to show, but especially when devising this scheme.
“I’m looking forward to receiving grant applications and working with our Youth Council to decide what this grant will be spent on to benefit young people and deliver on their annual agreed priorities.”
The youth council is made up of 45 elected members aged 11 to 19 from secondary schools, special schools, colleges, and children in care in Derbyshire.
The full youth council meets for a full day conference every two months to work on projects and issues important to young people. They also attend other partner meetings.
Groups and projects can apply for a grant by visiting www.derbyshire.gov.uk/grants
The closing date for applications is Friday, July 1.