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 2023 Positive Activities Grant is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Early Help and Prevention Service (EHaPS) 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 HEY Smile Community Hive and have a Development Plan prior to commencement of the project/provision. Organisations that are a sporting club/project need to be registered with ERCAS ((East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme).

Grants will only be allocated to organisations who will deliver positive activity to groups of young people aged 9 to 19, or up to 25 with a learning disability.

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.

  3. Individuals or organisations who fund individuals.

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 are new and have not received a PAG Award previously.

Maximum of 1 award of £10,000.

Band B

For established Voluntary Youth organisations that can start a new project for young people in 2023.

Maximum of 2 awards up to £5,000.

Band C

For established Voluntary Youth organisations that want to continue delivering youth projects.

Maximum of 10 awards up to £2,000.

What is the grant for?

This grant is for voluntary youth organisations who wish to continue to deliver positive activity to young people in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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:

Hive team

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 Health and Wellbeing 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 2022 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 organisation evidence what it will do with the funding and what difference it will make. Up to 10 marks. (All applications)

  • Evidence that there is a need for the project/activity and that young people have been consulted and shaped the application. Up to 15 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 - (All applications):
    5 marks for projects in areas of deprivation within the top 10% of most deprived areas
    3 marks for projects in areas of deprivation within the 11 to 30% of most deprived areas
    1 mark for projects in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

  • The application supports and evidences the East Riding of Yorkshire Business Plan 2020-25 corporate priorities. Up to 5 marks.

  • The project evidence why the funding should go to their project. Up to 10 marks.

All grants must be spent in the 2023/24 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.

Are there any guidance notes?

Guidance notes can be found by clicking on the link below:

Guidance notes for all bands (word 58kb)

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 2023 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 8 December 2022
Application and Registration Deadline 31 January 2023
PAG Awarding Panel considers applications Early February 2023
Grant letters sent to successful applicants and unsuccessful applicants notified Mid-Late February 2023
PAG Presentation Evening Mid-March 2023
Positive Activities Projects/Activities commence 1 April 2023

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 2022 PAG awards were distributed to 13 organisations across the East Riding.

The successful organisations were:

  • Brough Youth Hub - £10,000
  • Cottingham Youth - £4,000
  • ERVAS - £4,000
  • Market Weighton Youth Action Group - £4,000
  • Bridlington Pride - £2,000
  • Cherry Tree Community Centre - £2,000
  • Gilberdyke Parish Council - £2,000
  • Goole Youth Action - £2,000
  • Hornsea Town Council - £2,000
  • Moorlands Community Charity - £2,000
  • New Life Support - £2,000
  • Stamford Bridge Sports Hall Association - £2,000
  • The Park, Kilnwick - £2,000

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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