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Positive Activities Grant (PAG)

The Positive Activities Grant is designed to benefit young people by grant-aiding voluntary youth organisations who provide diversionary positive activity.

What is the Positive Activities Grant (PAG)?

The 2020/21 Positive Activities Grant is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth and Family Support (YFS) Service and is designed to benefit young people by grant aiding voluntary youth-related organisations who provide diversionary positive activity.

Who can apply for the grant?

Organisation/projects/clubs that deliver positive activities for young people within East Riding of Yorkshire can apply for the grant.

Organisations must be voluntary, not for profit, and be a member of Smile Community Hive and have a Development Plan prior to commencement of the project/provision.

Grants will only be allocated to organisations who will deliver positive activity to groups of young people aged 9 to 19, or up to 24 with a learning disability.

Grants will not be awarded to individuals or to organisations who fund individuals.

A maximum of one application per organisation is permitted.

Who can not apply for the grant?

The following can not apply for the grant:

  1. Schools, Local Authorities, organisations that are not a member of Smile Community Hive or profit-making organisations
  2. Organisations that do not deliver positive activities for young people within East Riding of Yorkshire.

What type of grants are available?

There are three bands of grant available (only one application per organisation):

Band A

For voluntary youth organisations that have delivered face-to-face Positive Activities for young people during Covid-19 (April 2020 to 31 October 2020). 

Maximum of three awards of £5,000 each.

Band B

For voluntary youth organisations that have delivered digital support or events for young people during Covid-19 (April 2020 to 31 October 2020). 

Maximum of two awards up to £3,000.

Band C

For voluntary youth organisations that have not been able to deliver any provision for young people during Covid-19 (April 2020 to 31 October 2020). 

Maximum of nine awards up to £1,000.

What is the grant for?

This grant is for established voluntary youth organisations who wish to continue to deliver positive activity to young people in the East Riding and for youth organisations that have never been awarded a PAG Award previously. 

How do I become registered as a member and get a Development Plan as a voluntary youth organisation?

To become registered as a member and get a Development Plan, please contact: 

Smile Community Hive 

Tel: (01482) 806226
Email: hive@heysmilefoundation.org

Sports projects applications

Applicants from sport projects are required to be registered as an ERCAS (East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme) organisation through the Sports and Play team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 

Please contact Tracey Topliss prior to application:

Email:  tracey.topliss@eastriding.gov.uk 
Tel: (01482) 392523

Any organisation that has not become a member of the Smile Community Hive or registered with Sports and Play team by 31 January 2021 will not be eligible for the PAG award.

Youth projects

Applicants from youth projects are required to register on the Beecan website (link below) and upload the requested policies/documents:

Beecan (external website)

This is a system that SMILE use to support youth projects and the guidance notes offer further information to support your application.

How are applications scored?

Applications will be scored on the following basis:

  • The project evidences its face to face work delivered during Covid-19. The organisation evidences a plan to deliver face-to-face work from April 2021.    10 marks (Band A applications only)
  • The project evidences its online/digital or occasional youth events it has delivered during Covid-19. The organisation evidences a plan to deliver from April 2021.
    10 marks (Band B applications only)
  • The history of the project evidences supporting young people and the sustainability of the project. The organisation evidences a plan to deliver post-Covid-19.
    10 marks (Band C applications only)
  • Evidence that there is need for the project/activity and that young people have been consulted and have helped shape the application.
    Up to 15 marks (all applications)
  • Project deliver provision for targeted and vulnerable young people.
    10 marks (all applications)
  • If the project/activity is delivered in an area of high urban or rural deprivation within the East Riding will be awarded:
    5 marks (all applications) for projects in areas of deprivation within the top 10% of most deprived areas
    3 marks (all applications) for projects in areas of deprivation within the 11 to 30% of most deprived areas
    1 mark (all applications) for projects in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The application supports the East Riding 2020 Board Ambitions and East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s priorities 2016-2021.

All grants must be spent in the 2021/22 financial year, and any monies not spent will need to be returned to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Please note: we may be oversubscribed with applications and the above scoring process will be used to decide the successful Grant Awards.

How can my organisation apply?

Applications can be submitted via an online system using the link below:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Grant Application Portal

Once registered on the site, users can apply for council funding schemes and carry out searches for other sources of funding.

Closing date for applications

Applications close on 31 January 2021 at 23:59.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Email: darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk

What are the key dates in the Positive Activities Grant (PAG) process?

Below are the key dates that form the PAG application timeline: 

Key dates
 Activity Date
 2021 PAG Awards Open for applications and support to Organisations considering a PAG application commences 2 November 2021 
 Application and Registration Deadline 31 January 2021
 PAG Awarding Panel considers applications Early February 2021
 Grant letters sent to successful applicants and unsuccessful applicants notified Mid-Late February 2021
 PAG Presentation Evening Mid-March 2021
 Positive Activities Projects/Activities commence 1 April 2021

Who decides where the Positive Activities Grant funding is awarded?

The members of the PAG Award Panel are as follows:

  • An independent representative working in the voluntary sector
  • A member of East Riding Funding Team
  • The YFS Partnerships and Participation Strategic Manager
  • A young person.

Which organisations have been successful previously?

The 2020 PAG awards were distributed to 14 organisations across the East Riding.

The successful organisations were:

  • Bridlington Rangers Football Team - £1999
  • New Life Support - £1999
  • Bridlington Club for Young People - £1999.99
  • Beverley Cherry Tree Centre - £1999
  • Hessle Youth Action - £1999.99
  • Hornsea Town Council - £1999.99
  • Holme On Spalding Moor - £1999
  • Newport Parish Council - £1999
  • Stamford Bridge Sports Association - £1999
  • Cottingham Youth - £7,000
  • Market Weighton Youth Action Group - £7,000
  • The Hinge - £1868.84
  • Easington Youth Club - £1999.99
  • Track & Fitness - £1999.99. 

Where can I get further information?

For further information please contact Darron Lawer on:

Mobile: 07796 697940

Email:  darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk

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