The ARG Youth Activity Scheme will contribute up to £ 10,000 to support the establishment of a new youth offering in Fylde to help the post-pandemic recovery of this vital sector.
Aimed at non-profit organizations, funding can be used to set up youth clubs, health and mental wellness activities, inclusive sports and recreation groups, provide support to young people who volunteer in community, creating interventions focused on youth and families and more.
The subsidy is in the same vein as the one currently offered to companies setting up in previously vacant premises in Fylde town center, which has been very successful in recent months, and which is now accessible to all. formally established organization, private sector company or recognized charity that is hosting an event in the Borough of Fylde until March 31, 2022.
Fylde events are set for a boost of £ 10,000
All offer financial assistance from the Additional Restriction Grant Fund, made available to local authorities by the government to help with economic recovery after the lockdown.
Councilor Karen Buckley, Head of Fylde Council, said of the new program: “The impact of the pandemic on our young people has been heartbreaking, with disruption in their education, feelings of anxiety or isolation and the removal of vital support networks and group activities all take their toll.
“As we get closer and closer to full normalcy, we want to see them come back to what makes them happy and this grant is a great opportunity for nonprofits to launch new initiatives to engage and Inspire.
“We are looking for inclusive ideas that will motivate young people to get out and move around the community and live life to the fullest.
“It has also been an extremely difficult time for the charities and community groups that provide these essential services, so I am sure they will seize this fantastic opportunity.
“I can’t wait to see the apps because I’m sure there will be a lot of amazing ideas. “
The fund will support projects that can demonstrate a long-term plan and sustainability beyond initial funding.
Eligibility is based on a number of factors including the nature of the organization, the proposed new activity and the use of funding.
All terms and conditions, as well as the application form, are available here: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/ARG-youth-activity-scheme/
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 31, and the proposed activity must begin by Thursday, March 31, 2022.
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