We want this funding to be totally youth led

Exciting news for South Bristol as a Young Peoples fund is now open.

Youth Moves have a pot of money from Bristol Community Development to give out to groups who have a good idea to improve their community or for a project that benefits young people. 

The Youth Opinions group, who are the participation voice of young people at the charity, are overseeing this fund. They have created an application form and a process of allocating the funding to groups of young people across South Bristol. It is designed to be as accessible as possible for groups to apply, and anyone unable to can contact them to look at alternative ways of doing so.  

Groups can apply for between £1,000 .00 and £1,750.00, and we are looking to fund between 7 and 10 groups.

Youth Opinions said: "This is a great opportunity for young people to control a project from start to finish. We want this funding to be totally youth led, from the application through to doing the project and want to reach out to as many young people and youth groups as possible across South Bristol.

So if you are reading this and know of a youth group please pass on the information.  We are hoping this will be the beginning of young people having access to funds to put their ideas into action in their community and controlling what they get to do themselves.”

There is a quick turnaround on this funding, as application deadline is Monday 12th July and we can inform groups if they are successful by 20th July.

The criteria for the funding are as follows:

  • All projects applied for must be led by young people
  • All projects funded must be in South Bristol.
  • The age range of the young people applying is between 8 and 18, but the project applied for can be for any age.
  • The funding will need to be paid into an organisations bank account, but if young people have a project where there is no supporting organisation, we can arrange another way to get the resources needed.
  • There will be a celebration in September to showcase the great work young people have done. All projects who receive funding must attend the event and bring along a showcase of what they have done. (This is what we will use as evidence of success to build a case for future grant pots)
  • Collect evidence of the project and spending
  • Fill in a project evaluation we can use for a report.
  • Projects must start End July and finish, or close to finishing by the start of September

 

For more information and an application form please contact [email protected]