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Grants to support activities for young people

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Published: 04/03/2013

The Positive Activities Fund is available to organisations that support and encourage young people across the district to take part in activities which will benefit their health and learning. This can include attending clubs and societies, going on trips and outings, or taking part in sports.

Funding totalling £400,000 is allocated at our five Area Forum committees. The first round of grants were awarded last week and are targeted at groups looking to take over youth centres when council funding comes to an end at the end of March.

Kings Forest Area Forum awarded Creative Youth Network £38,182 in support of Hanham Youth Centre opening four nights a week. Southern Brooks Area Forum awarded St Andrews Youth Centre £8,655 to continue a youth club night for young people with learning difficulties in the Filton and surrounding areas. The Chase, Severnvale and Frome Vale Area Forums meet this week to consider applications received.

Cllr Ian Blair, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to provide positive experiences for young people, we are encouraging organisations who work with 13 to 19 year-olds and those aged up to 25 with a learning difficulty or disability, to apply for these new grants. Priority will be given to organisations which demonstrate that young people have been involved in choosing a wide range of diverse activities.”

The next round of funding will be allocated in May and the deadline to apply is in March. We have appointed Quartet Community Foundation to manage the fund and for further information and details of the funding criteria please contact Quartet Community Foundation on 0117 989 7700 or visit

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