Funding available for youth activities across Rotherham – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Councilor Cusworth (right) during an introductory craft session as part of the Culture Capital for Children events

Voluntary and community groups working with children and young people are welcome to apply for funding through the Universal Youth Work Opportunity.

Funding is available for any community or voluntary group or project that strives to provide activities, events or clubs for children and young people in Rotherham. Eligible groups and projects could receive up to £20,000 to continue their activities.

Funding is not restricted to specific types of youth groups, and applications are welcome from all groups working with 10-25 year olds in Rotherham, whether they offer arts, sports, crafts, music , educational or personal development for children and young people. the people of Rotherham.

Rotherham Council has invested £180,000 from its 2022/23 budget to set up the Universal Youth Work fund and aims to provide children and young people with more things to do and safe places to go.

The Council’s recent investments in children and young people’s services have created thousands of new opportunities for young people, including the Rotherham Healthy Holidays program and the Children’s Culture Capital discovery events. These investments have also contributed to the provision of early help by increasing opportunities for children, young people and families to access support and advice.

Councilor Victoria Cusworth, cabinet member of Rotherham Council for Children and Young People’s Services, said: ‘Communities and volunteers have done a fantastic job of supporting children and young people throughout the pandemic, and we would like to continue to provide young people in the borough with safe places. and activities that build their confidence and boost their self-esteem.

“I urge all eligible voluntary and community groups to apply for funding through the Universal Youth Work Opportunity as soon as they can.”

Grant applications are now open. Community groups can apply and check their eligibility on the Rotherham Council website at


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