Youth Grant Fund 4 Together Partnership **Current**
YOUTH GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE
Applications will be open from 6 November – 26 November 2017
What is the AAP Youth Fund?
• The Youth fund is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to support community-led youth initiatives that meet local needs, impact on County and AAP priorities as they relate to improving outcomes for young people, and encourage young people’s participation in activities and projects that provide opportunities for them to contribute positively to their local communities.
• Applications should demonstrate how they have involved young people in the decision making in the development of the proposal. Its overall purpose is to support the improvement of social, emotional capabilities of young people, aged 11 upwards.
• Applicants should demonstrate how they will ensure sustainability of the project beyond the life of the funding.
Each AAP receives £9,902 annually, to support youth projects and/or community-based organisations to deliver opportunities to young people 11-19.
The minimum grant limit is £1,000, and the maximum is £3,000.
• Projects will contribute to locality and countywide priorities such as those in the County Durham Children and Young People and Families Plan 2016/19 - that relate directly to young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability)
• Projects should be based on an identified need.
• Securing additional match funding, both cash and ‘in-kind’ is encouraged to help show wider contributions for the project. This can include contributions from the Neighbourhood Budget Scheme, Area Budget Scheme as well as other external sources e.g. National Lottery, charitable trusts and foundations, fundraising carried out by young people e.g. sponsored events etc.
What can the Youth Fund be used for?
The AAP Youth Fund can be used to fund projects that satisfy the following criteria:
• They contribute to locality and countywide priorities such as those in the County Durham Children and Young People and Families Plan 2016/19 that relate directly to young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability)
• They are identified from local priorities within each AAP covering 11-19 (25 for young people with SEND)
• To provide youth activities for young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with SEND) that meet a clear identified need
• They improve the social, emotional capabilities of young people
They do not undermine Council or partners’ policies or service delivery
• They are lawful
• They do not incur ongoing revenue costs without the approval of the relevant service provider
Which organisations are eligible to receive a grant from the youth fund?
Only not for profit organisations are eligible to receive a grant from the Youth Fund.
Such organisations can include:
• Voluntary and community sector organisations
• Parish and Town Councils
• Sports Clubs can only apply to this fund if it can be demonstrated that they are delivering wider activities for young people than purely sports participation. The fund cannot be used to purchase additional sporting equipment.
How are applications made?
Applicants are requested to complete an expression of interest form in the first instance, within the timescales stipulated.
4 Together Partnership Ebulletin - October 2017 **Current**
If you would like an expression of interest form, or more information, please contact the 4 Together team:
Telephone: 03000 267210
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