If you’re an activity provider in east Suffolk, there's only a few weeks left to apply for funding for providing holiday activities for children this year.
The funding is being provided by the East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group (ESYPAG) through the youth holiday activities programme which aims to improve the variety of opportunities available to young people aged between school years 7 – 13 (ages 11-18 years) in east Suffolk.
The ESP has provided £50,000 in funding to support the initiative which is being led by young people, with support from the district and county councils until 2018.
Final decisions on successful applications will be made by a panel of young people who will also benefit from the project management skills they learn from the project.
Groups can now apply for funding of up to £1,500 by completing an application form with all bids needing to present their project idea to a panel of young people for approval.
This round of funding will be used to organise projects taking place during October Half Term and Christmas 2017 and can be applied by youth organisations across east Suffolk, including schools and statutory organisations, Town and Parish Councils, Youth Clubs and Registered charities.
The project builds on the work of the ESYPAG who has been working since 2015 to support and develop youth participation in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.
Activity providers across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney are being asked to involve and provide not just sport, but also activities promoting the arts, science as well as activities to improve skills, as well as activities aimed at young disabled people.
Ray Wang, ESYPAG and ESP Board Member, said:
“The programme has been a real success so far with a huge variety of projects supported.
“This is an important youth-led project helping to make a difference to the lives of young people throughout East Suffolk; to provide them with high quality activities which will not only help to develop key skills, but also help improve overall mental health and well-being.
“We hope that the increased level of funding for this round will be a great incentive to activity providers in the area to take advantage of this opportunity, and we look forward to seeing the fresh round of proposals submitted to our panel of young people.”
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017.
You can also request an application form by writing to:
Active Communities Officer
Waveney District Council
4 Canning Road
For further information about the project, call: 01502 523354.