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Funds for Young People Living in South Norfolk

Positive Activity Fund

The Positive Activity Fund allows up to £250 per person for all young people aged 11 to 19 who can be described as being on the ‘Edge of Care’. This means that young people are receiving some kind of intervention and support from an organisation or professional. Funding will be for a Positive Activity that will improve the young person's personal and social development.

These are likely to include, but not limited to:

  • Holiday period provision including residential opportunities
  • Weekly, out of school, targeted activity provision
  • Access to increased emotional and mental health support
  • Leisure time activities, sports and programmes focused on raising confidence and self esteem.
  • This fund can also be used to access a short term counselling service for young people who need support to attend a positive activity.

Funding applications are to be made by a Support Worker currently working with the young person, who can make the application for the funding on their behalf, and with the young person's active involvement.

Applications can only be made using the specific form which can be found online.

Applications will be confirmed via email, along with details of the next stage of the process.

For more information contact Harry Town on 07715 336 885 or email.

Individual Young People’s Fund

The Fund is open to individuals aged between 11 and 25 years. Applications will preferably include the name of a supporting adult - for example a parent, tutor, employer or youth worker. (Applicants under the age of 18 must provide this information).

Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500 to cover items such as uniforms or suitable footwear for work, tools or equipment to enable them to enter vocational training or work, or transport costs such as a season card which will enable travel to a place of training or work. The grant may also cover school uniforms and footwear.  We would expect the majority of this fund to be spent on educational, training and employment items and opportunities.

Individuals can also receive support for activities which aid their personal development, including sports clothing or equipment, musical instruments or a one-off special training or performance opportunity. Expensive items such as a computer may be considered where it can be shown that a lack of access is preventing progression in education, work or in training.

Grants will be provided on a one-off basis to help with an immediate situation that is preventing the individual from achieving their aims and aspirations (on-going costs are not eligible for support).

The applicant must demonstrate that this money cannot be obtained through any other means, or to the time scale required.

Applications can only be made using the specific form which can be found online.

For Fund enquiries please contact Jenny Bevan, Grants Manager on 01603 623958 or email.

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Sam Mason
Director MTM Youth Services CIC

Minutes from last meeting:

10th October 2017

Plan Document 2017-18