For the fourth year in a row youth groups based in Torbay are being invited to apply for up to £8,000 from the Neighbourhood Youth Activities Fund.

This year the fund, which is overseen by Torbay Youth Service, has £80,000 to distribute and it is available for Community, Voluntary and Third Sector Groups who would like to set up or continue to deliver youth provision for young people aged 11 to 19 or up to 25 with disabilities.

Consortiums, or a minimum of 3 linked groups can apply for up to £15,000.

A further £10,000 is also available once again for smaller groups. From this fund, applications ranging between £50 and £500 can be made. This funding is for existing small projects or to help new groups start up. A group of young people who would like to provide a project themselves can also apply as long as they are affiliated to or supported by a youth group.

Jenny Hunt Communities Youth Worker, said: “The last 3 years of the funding pot has provided a wide variety of opportunities for young people to take part in creative, healthy and rewarding activities in their neighbourhoods. Funded groups will now have the opportunity for free to go further and receive the simple, but effective First Steps Quality Mark to evidence the value of the services they provide to young people in Torbay.”

The deadline for all funding applications is Friday 1 May 2015. The aim is to distribute the whole fund in one main round but if there are any funds unallocated a second round will be added. This second round will be advertised in June 2015.

To find the application form and for a helpful guide explaining what type of criteria groups will have to meet, visit: www.torbay.gov.uk/youthactivities. For more information or any enquiries regarding this fund please email : youthservice@torbay.gov.uk with ‘FAO Communities Youth Worker’ in the subject line.


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