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Bids of up to £5,000 invited for the Youth Community Fund

by Jonathan Kearney

The application window has opened for the Youth Community Fund.

The fund aims to provide a range of positive and engaging activities for young people across Knowsley by supporting new, start up community-led projects to become, over time, self-sustaining.

Grants of up to £5,000 can be applied for and project must commence within the financial year 2022/2023.

To be eligible to apply for a Youth Community Fund grant, the project must meet at least one of the following categories (which have been identified by young people in Knowsley):-

·       Computer gaming, coding, animation and app workshops or activities.

·       Outdoor activities including a range of sports and outdoor adventures (eg football, gym, roller-skating, canoeing etc).

·       Creative skills such as media, graffiti, photography, dance, drama, theatre etc.

·       Group project activities, eg dance or music projects that end with a show or festival for young people.

·       Independence skills such as cooking, painting and decorating etc that run alongside fun activities.

If an organisation is already delivering one of the above activities, the provider must be able to show additionality in order to be eligible for the grant funding.

Following an initial round of evaluations, the Youth Community Fund is extending its deadline until 9am Tuesday 30th August. Any bids previously submitted and rejected will not be considered in this round of evaluations, but providers are welcome to submit new projects.

Further details about the criteria and how to apply can be found on the Council’s website.

There will be a chance to meet the Panel to discuss the Youth Community Fund and answer any questions, as well as provide support in completing the application form via an MS Teams online seminar on Wednesday 3 August at 1pm. For an invite, please email ross.mccooey@knowsley.gov.uk