Could your project benefit from a cash boost?

Projects for young people in Eastbourne could receive a cash boost of up to £1,500.

Eastbourne Youth Bank is open for applications from local groups who feel their project could benefit from funding of between £200 and £1,500.

Members of the town’s Youth Forum will be recommending which projects receive money from the scheme, which is supported by East Sussex County Council, Eastbourne Borough Council and Sussex Police.

Matt Dunkley, Director of Children’s Services, said: “The money will make a real difference to young people in the Eastbourne area, but the money is just one aspect of this scheme.

“Eastbourne Youth Bank gives young people control over what is available in their community.”

Organisations that work with young people in the Eastbourne area can apply for a share of the cash before 4pm on Monday 10 June.

Applications can be for any kind of arts, music, cultural or sports project held in the evening, weekend or after school, projects that promote healthy eating, sex education or raise awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

Applications must meet certain criteria including;

  • It benefits groups of young people aged between 11 and 19 living in Eastbourne
  • Young people want or need the project to happen
  • There is a supporting organisation that is a not-for-profit group that has safeguarding policies in place and a bank or building society account
  • The project can be carried out by the end of May 2014

Anyone wanting more information or advice on their application can contact Tracey Johnson, East Sussex County Council’s Targeted Youth Service Participation Worker on 01424 726086.