Money still available for youth projects

Young people in south west Wiltshire are being urged to bid for a slice of a £12,000 pot of money available for youth projects.

The funds could be used for anything from holding a dance workshop to launching a sports team and from holding a street art project to buying new equipment for a youth group.

The initiative is open to groups of at least three young people who are under 21 and live in south west Wiltshire.

The deadline to apply is 9 March 2012 and there will be a workshop on 29 February 2012 to help young people finalise their applications. The workshop is being held at Nadder Hall in Tisbury between 6pm and 7pm.

Members of the South West Wiltshire Area Board will consider the applications at a meeting on 22 March 2012 at Nadder Hall.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, chairman of the area board, said

We are particularly keen to try to help young people in rural villages where there are no or few facilities, as well as those in the larger settlements. We have already awarded funding to our youth workers to help with transport links for young people and if young people are looking for transport help they should contact us. This additional pot of funding is for activities and projects young people want to develop. We have extended the age range to include younger children who may have ideas originating through their primary schools, or other groups such as cubs, brownies and cadets.”

For more information, to book a place at the workshop and to get an application form contact the South West Wiltshire Area Board community manager Stephen Harris on 01722 434211.

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