2019 Positive Activity Grants launched

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Voluntary organisations providing activities for young people across the East Riding are being invited to apply for grant funding.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s youth and family support (YFS) service is launching the 2019 Positive Activity Grant, which will be opening for applications at noon on 5 November 2018.

This year there are two bands of grants available:

Band A – two grants of £5,000 for NEW voluntary youth organisations that deliver positive activities to young people, which have not previously been awarded a Positive Activity Grant

Band B – 15 awards up to a maximum of £1,999 for existing youth organisations delivering positive diversionary activity to young people across the East Riding.

Since 2013 the council has provided £299,000 to 131 different youth groups across the East Riding, helping to create 48 new youth projects and support 100 existing youth groups.

Kevin Allen, service manager for youth and family support, said: “The PAG awards provide youth groups with vital funding to deliver positive diversionary activity to young people aged nine to 24 across the East Riding. We particularly welcome applications from organisations that can deliver provision for targeted and vulnerable young people from areas of urban and rural deprivation within the East Riding.”

In a change to previous years, all organisations applying for a PAG award must be a member of Smile Community Hive and have a development plan in place by 31 January 2019.

For further information, including the PAG funding criteria and time-table and becoming a member of the Smile Community Hive, please contact Darron Lawer, YFS community and partnership officer, tel 077966 97940, or email darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk.