East Riding youth organisations celebrate Positive Activities Grants

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Voluntary youth organisations across the region are celebrating after receiving grants at a ceremony hosted by the East Riding of Yorkshire youth and family support service.

Positive Activities Grants totalling £30,000 were awarded to successful youth organisations from across the county by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick, at a ceremony at County Hall in Beverley.

Since 2013, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has provided £330,000 to help grow and develop a strong voluntary youth sector across the area. This investment has helped to create 53 new youth groups and support a further152 youth groups over the last seven years.

Eighteen groups were supported by grants this year.

Councillor Chadwick said: “It was wonderful to meet recipients of the award who came from all over the East Riding. The awards will enable these groups to deliver positive activities to children and young people to help improve their personal, social and educational development, as well as providing some great fun activities.”

The successful bids support a wide range of activities including sports, trips out, youth projects and activities for young people with special education needs and disabilities.

The grants were awarded to voluntary not-for-profit youth organisations to expand the amount of positive activity available to young people in the East Riding.

Grants were awarded as follows:

  • Trinity Methodist Church, Goole, £5,000 to purchase equipment for a new youth project
  • Stamford Bridge Sports Hall Association, £5,000 to establish a new youth project reducing anti-social behaviour
  • Bridlington Rangers Football Team, £1,990 to help with the costs of running the football team and offer more opportunities to increase recruitment
  • New Life Support, Goole, £1,999 to contribute towards the cost of various youth projects
  • Bridlington Club for Young People, £1,997 to train more boxing coaches
  • Driffield Youth Action, £1,999 to improve the fitness levels of young people with exercise and healthy living
  • Beverley Cherry Tree Centre, £1,847.95 to purchase items for a youth project to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the community
  • Hessle Youth Action, £1,999.99 for staffing costs for two youth projects
  • The Park, Kilnwick, £1,999.99 to provide a bike track, improve the wildlife habitat and training
  • Castaway Music Theatre, Goole, £1,998 to fund the summer youth project combining music, theatre and film making
  • The Hang Out, Bridlington, £1,999.99 to help cover the costs of the youth project
  • Hornsea Town Council, £1,999 for staffing costs for two youth projects
  • Ebor Vale Riding for Disabled, £1,999 for Health ‘n’ Hooves – to maintain the quality service of riding and carriages
  • Holme on Spalding Moor Parish Council, £1,999 for trips out for the young people of the youth club
  • Leco Kidz Youthie (Leconfield), £1,999.99 to purchase and provide safe online equipment to learn, connect with others and complete homework
  • 2020 Community Sport, £1,948 to provide activities for young people with SEND in Bridlington, Goole and Withernsea
  • Newbald Young People’s Project, £1,999.99 to help cover the costs of the youth project
  • Newport Parish Council, £224.59, to help cover the costs of a youth project

For further information please contact Phil Jackson, East Riding of Yorkshire Council partnerships and participation strategic manager, tel (01482) 392804 or email Philip.jackson@eastriding.gov.uk