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In this section you will find out all you need to know about grants available from the Council.

Positive Activities for Young People Fund

PAYP funding is supplied through the County Council to fund projects that work with young people (aged 8-25) in line with the priorities set out.
The priorities are:

  • Inter-generational work

  • Progressions work (getting into college/jobs etc)
  • One off events (eg, celebrating young people's achievements, music events etc)
  • Voluntary sector support for additional targeted projects or issue based work
  • Mental health / emotional wellbeing projects
  • Broadening horizons - projects to give young people new experiences
  • Raising awareness of the issues affecting targeted groups of young people
  • Consultation and community development
  • Environmental projects
  • Volunteering opportunities and projects

The projects are then subject to monitoring and inspections to ensure they are working in line with the priorities. The projects can bid for a wide range of funding. For information on applications, contact Claire Macrory-Smith on 01503454642.

PDF Document Project Application Form (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

Current Projects

We are currently funding 18 projects in the 13/14 financial year.
Some projects have already finished for the year, including the supporting futures summer programme and the grounded project. Some of our projects are one off events. For example, the rampz project was to hold a day in which to promote what they do and encourage volunteers as part of their overall aim. Another one-off project being funded is 'The Don Factor', a music festival being ran by the youth council of Castle Donnington.
Showing the bredth of the funding is the upgrade of the Greenhill BMX track, which shows it doesn't have to be a session or event, so long as it hits the priorities.
The session based projects we fund vary in activities. We fund 6 sport based activites, which include amateur boxing classes, football on the 3G football pitch at Newbridge, football at the astro turf in Measham, an inclusive football tournament in Ibstock, a skipping class at Broom Leys School and a series of session for young people to gain sports qualifications as part of the positive choices series. As well as sport, we fund: a homework club, the 'Nook Book' based at Agar Nook; a first personal development session ran by worth-it projects that works with young people at risk of developing mental health issues; a mobile recording studio session, 'studio 46 hits the road', aimed to tackle anti-social behaviour and an add on session to the 'my place' scheme, that teaches and supports young people in living independently.

Last updated: Mon 9th December, 2013 @ 10:43

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