Summer scheme funding available

THE Southern Education and Library Board Youth Service has received funding from the Department of Education and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) for the provision of Summer Youth Intervention Programmes.

Monday, 17th May 2010, 1:56 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2010, 2:53 pm

The Youth Service is therefore inviting applications for funding for programmes which will engage young people aged between 10 and 25 in a range of diversionary and developmental activities this summer.

There are two programmes of funding available, the first of which is aimed at work in areas where there is anti-social behaviour or in areas where there is the potential of heightened social unrest. The maximum award under this programme is 3,000.

The second programme will fund work with young people at recognised interfaces and in ‘hot spots’, essentially areas of severe tension. Individual projects under this heading will attract a maximum of 6,000.

Application for support under the programmes is invited from groups registered with the SELB Youth Service and from bona fide voluntary or community organisations that have experience of working with young people, and which fulfil funding criteria, including those pertaining to Child Protection and criminal record checking.

Units must provide a copy of their constitution, child protection policy, proof of AccessNI compliance, insurance details and bank account details. The closing date for applications is Friday, June 4 at 4.30pm.