Children & Young People

£100,000 up for grabs for youth projects in South Northamptonshire

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Nearly £100,000 is available to youth projects across the district as part of the County's Youth Opportunity Fund.

The cash is up for grabs for projects which benefit young people in the community.  If you are aged between 13 and 19 and have an idea for an initiative that will benefit young people in your area, money is being offered to you to get your scheme started and to get others involved. For a shot at receiving the money, simply fill in an application form and send it in.

South Northamptonshire Youth Council will decide which initiatives should take the next step forward to receiving the funding. Successful schemes in the past include Youth Bus, Big about Music, Youth Shelters and Holiday for the Disabled.

Youth Councillor Jacob Mitchell, from Campion School, said: “'The Youth Opportunity Fund has been a great way to get lots of good things in South Northamptonshire that young people themselves have asked for. The Youth Council is looking forward to having a lot of applications to consider."

South Northamptonshire Councillor Andrew Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement, said: “I am delighted that this funding is being made available to support and develop projects for youngsters in the area and would like to thank the members of the Youth Council for their continued work to represent the views of local, young people.”

He added, “Young people play an important role in the community and we want make sure that their needs and aspirations are met.  We want to encourage their potential and get them involved and engaged with opportunities available to them in the district.”

The Youth Council aims to represent the views of young people in the district; increase their participation in positive activities and engage them with local services.

Application forms are available on the South Northamptonshire Council website, from South Northamptonshire Youth Councillors or from the Youth Opportunity Fund Co-ordinator, Laurie Berruto. Visit:, click here or e-mail Laurie on

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 March 2010.


South Northamptonshire Council

Posted : 15th February 2010