Cash for youth projects up for grabs

Projects run by young people in Breckland could benefit from a cash windfall thanks to a new scheme.

Projects run by young people in Breckland could benefit from a cash windfall thanks to a new scheme.

Ten thousand pounds is available to local groups but applications need to be submitted quickly because the deadline to apply for a share of the money is January 12.

The scheme is being run by Breckland Youth Council with funding from the Breckland Partnership.

Applications need to show that that proposed projects will either: help build stronger and safer communities; improve health and well-being; improve access to services; or raise environmental sustainability.

Groups can apply for anything from �50 to �10,000, and examples of projects could be anything from buying new outdoor park play equipment to purchasing trees.

After January 12 a shortlist will be drawn up and the projects chosen will have the chance to sell their ideas to a panel of youth councillors at a presentation evening. The winning projects will be announced on January 28.

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Visit www.breckland.gov.uk for an application form and further information, or contact Caroline Cox by emailing caroline.cox@breckland.gov.uk or calling 01362 656870.

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