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Positive Activity Grants launched

Voluntary organisations providing activities for young people across the East Riding are being invited to apply for grant funding. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s youth and family support (YFS) service is launching the 2018 Positive Activity Grant, which provides up to £2,000 of funding for existing or new youth organisations which are delivering positive diversionary activity.

The 2018 grant scheme will open for applications on 1st November 2017, but before then organisations which are applying for grants will be required to register as an accredited Fit for Purpose group.

Since 2013, the council has provided £267,000 to 144 different youth groups across the East Riding, helping to create 44 new youth projects and support 100 existing youth groups. Kevin Allen, YFS service manager said: “The PAG awards provide youth groups with vital  funding to deliver positive diversionary activity to young people aged nine to 24 across the East Riding.”

In a change to the previous PAG process, all organisations must be registered as an accredited  Fit For Purpose group with ERVAS prior to application by 31st October 2017.  For support with the ERVAS Fit for Purpose Accreditation, please contact Detty Tyler 01482 871077 email: detty@ervas.org.uk .

PAG applications will be available on line from early October 2017. For further information, including the PAG funding criteria and timetable,  contact Darron Lawer YFS community and partnership officer, tel  07796697940 or  email darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk