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Cash for Youth Volunteering in Greater Lincolnshire

The Youth Social Action Programme is now open to receive applications for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with learning disabilities) living in Greater Lincolnshire.

The programme wants to fund enjoyable activities that can demonstrate a positive impact on the wider community (eg sports volunteering, environmental, conservation, intergenerational, mentoring, befriending, local action groups). Young people who participate should have fun, make friends, try new things, develop new skills and get involved locally. Projects that incentivise young people will be considered, they do not necessarily have to be led by a youth group and can be for one off events, with repeat funding a possibility. However, the fund will not cover general running costs for existing activity or large capital costs.

The next closing date for receipt of applications is on 1 August 2017. Applicants will be notified within 4-6 weeks and successful applicants should achieve full spend within one year. The fund is open to registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations, but statutory organisations aren’t eligible to apply. In the first round, successful projects included a volunteer training programme aimed at young people within a Boxing Club, an intergenerational project at a community centre in Grimsby, a family fun day run by young people in a rural community, a media project for young people not in training, education or employment, a multigenerational gardening project in Louth, an Arts Award programme for young people in Gainsborough.

For further information, or to have a chat about a prospective application or to obtain an application form, please contact Sue Fortune, Grants Director at the Lincolnshire Community Foundation – t. 01529 305825 e. sue.lincolnshire@btconnect.com