Positive Activities Subsidy
South Gloucestershire Council’s Children and Young People Committee agreed to renew the Positive Activities Subsidy (PAS) for three years until 2019, but at a reduced level. This provided £250,000 PAS in year one (these grants have already been awarded and projects completed), £225,000 in year two (2017/18) and £150,000 in year three (2018/19). The current scheme will run from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2019 and no further commitments have been made beyond that date.
What is a Positive Activities Subsidy grant?
The purpose of this grant is to fund 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 closed and the total funds available under the scheme have been allocated up to 2019. A list of the projects we have funded can be viewed below.
Positive Activity Subsidy awards 2017-19
|Applicant||Brief description of project||2017/18||2018/19|
|Youth & Community Services||To provide 1 youth club session a week in Charfield.||£4,000||£3,000|
|Bitton Parish Council||To provide 2 evening sessions a week at the youth club.||£ 8,000||£6,000|
|Juice Community Centre||Support for a detached youth programme (Streetgames) to tackle ASB in Cadbury Heath & Barrs Court.||
|The YOU Foundation||Music project and detached youth work at Staple Hill.||£7000||£4,700|
|Bradley Stoke Town Council||
Support for 3 weekly sessions in Bradley Stoke.
Detached youth work session from Jubilee court, a Girls & Young Women’s project night from the Jubilee Centre and a detached / street based session from the skatepark.
|Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE)||1 weekly evening detached & outreach youth work session.||£4,000||£4,000|
Creative Youth Network
(Lead partner for partnership project with Southern Brooks, Krunch Southwest and the Diversity Trust).
To support a programme of youth activities in Hanham, Patchway, Stokes,
Wickwar, Frampton Cottrell, Thornbury and Pucklechurch. Plus 9 LGBTQ sessions run from Yate.
|Chipping Sodbury Youth Centre||To run a youth club in Chipping Sodbury for 3 nights a week||£9,000||£7,000|
|Yate Town Council||To provide continue youth provision for 2 nights at St Nicholas and 2 nights of detached youth work using the mobile vehicle.||
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. You can download our payment data in relation to the Positive Activities Subsidy 2014/15 and 2015/16.
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