Funding available for local youth projects and organisations

Oldham Council is giving local organisations the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 in funding to improve the borough for young people.

Oldham Council and the Stoller Charitable Trust are giving grants from the Kerrching Youth Opportunity Fund - a pot of money that aims to provide enjoyable leisure opportunities and activities to help improve health and wellbeing.

The fund is for 8 to 19 year olds, or up to 25 if the young people have additional needs. It is managed by Oldham Youth Council which decides who will be allocated money. 

The theme of the funding is health and successful applicants must address at least one of these priorities:

· Enables to achieve aspirations and expectations

· Enables young people to be ready for work and lifelong learning

· Enables young people to lead healthier and more active lifestyles

· Enables young people to be involved in meaningful, enjoyable and positive activities

· Enables young people to participate in decision making processes that affect their lives

· Enables young people to be safer from harm

Marouf AhmedChair of Oldham Youth Council, said: “We are offering a maximum of £5,000 to groups in order to enhance ‘things to do and places to go’.

“We are particularly interested in applications that involve projects which improve health outcomes for young people.

“We are inviting nominations from all types of groups - non-profit organisations only - who currently offer activities and opportunities for positive engagement with young people in Oldham.”

Maggie Kufeldt, Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing at Oldham Council, said: “There are lots of great youth projects and organisations running across the borough but some may be finding things hard due to lack of resources or funding. 

“These grants can really make a difference to local projects and organisations which are passionate about improving outcomes for our young people.”

The deadline for applications is at 3pm on Friday 16 June 2017. You can request an application form by contacting pam.jennings@oldham.gov.uk or 0161 770 3116.

For further information or if you have any questions Please contact Jodie.barber@oldham.gov.uk

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