New Funding Stream Launced For Youth Holiday Activities

East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group (ESYPAG) has now launched the second round of funding for their youth holiday activities programme.

 The aim of the programme is to improve the variety of opportunities available to young people aged between school years 7 – 13 (ages 11-18 years) in east Suffolk, with the ESP providing £50,000 in funding to support the initiative over the next two years.

 This round of funding will be used to organise projects taking place during February half term, Easter holidays and May half term in next year and can be applied for by youth organisations across east Suffolk.

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.

The new project is being led by young people, with support from the District and County Councils. 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.

 Ray Wang, ESYPAG and ESP Board Member, said: “We’ve had a great response from activity providers across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney so far, and we’re now hoping to encourage more to come forward.

 “This important project is helping to make a difference to the lives of young people throughout east Suffolk, to provide them with activities that will not only help them develop key skills, but also help improve their overall mental health and well-being.”

 Applications need to be completed by Friday 21st October at 5pm.

 For details of funding deadlinesapplication guidance and to complete an application form, visit: www.eastsuffolkpartnership.org.uk/home/priorities/youth-holiday-activities-programme

 

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