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Positive Activities Subsidy

South Gloucestershire Council’s Children and Young People Committee has agreed to renew the Positive Activities Subsidy (PAS) for a further three years, but at a reduced level.

Under the new arrangements, this will provide £250,000 PAS in year one (these grants have already been awarded), £225,000 in year two (2017/18) and £150,000 in year three (2018/19). The scheme will run from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2019 and is subject to annual council budget approval. No commitments have been made beyond that date.

Please read the Communications Brief for further details.

What is a Positive Activities Subsidy grant?

The purpose of this grant is for positive activities for young people in South Gloucestershire aged 13-18 years of age. Activities should be supported by appropriately qualified or trained staff and they must be accessible, affordable, wanted and valued by young people. Activities and programmes should show how they benefit young people’s health, learning or social and personal development.

How do apply for a Positive Activities Subsidy grant?

The Positive Activities Subsidy application process for 2017-19 is now open and the specification and application form are listed on ProContract. This portal is already being used by South Gloucestershire Council and other neighbouring local authorities to advertise grants and tendering opportunities. It is free to register on ProContract, which must be done to apply for a PAS grant..

Applications need to be submitted through the ProContract portal and not emailed to the council directly. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 9am.

Grant awards

We publish all grant awards over £500 as part of our obligations under the Local Government Transparency Code. This code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. It makes it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. We have published our payment data in relation to our three grant streams Community Grants, New Homes Bonus and Positive Activities Subsidy 2014/15 and 2015/16 and 2016/17.


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