Youth funding opportunity

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Voluntary groups that provide activities for young people can apply for a grant of up to £7,000.

Wakefield Council has teamed up with Young Lives to offer the cash to organisations working with young people aged eight to 19 or up to 25 for young people with disabilities.

The fund can be used to pay for volunteer expenses or staff time, resources or facilities hire. The activities must run in the Wakefield district.

Coun Olivia Rowley, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “To be able to run activities and groups, voluntary and community sector partners need access to funding.

“We are looking for grant applications that show how young people can be involved in positive activities across a wide range of sporting, cultural, recreational and volunteering opportunities.

“We are looking for activities that are structured, good quality, led by an adult and help young people learn and develop new social skills.”

The closing date for applications is Monday, September 30. For more information on how to apply visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/education/YDSS or call Jess Stirling on 01977 722815.