Grants of up to £10k available to youth projects in North Herefordshire

Grants of up to £10k available to youth projects in North Herefordshire

Aimed at inspiring 11 to 25 year olds to volunteer, learn new skills & broaden their horizons.

Herefordshire Community Foundation  today announces that it is inviting community groups working with young  people in the north of the county to apply for grants of up to £10k  from its Teme Valley Youth Fund.

The aim is to build on the success of past grants which  have been awarded to a wide range of projects, from Teme Valley Young  Farmers to Dirty Feet Dance.

Bridie Sullivan, CEO, Herefordshire Community Foundation  explains what they are looking for, “ We are keen to support projects  which inspire 11 to 25 year olds to volunteer, play an active role in  their local communities, develop new skills and advance their  education.”

The Teme Valley Youth Fund is designed to benefit those  living in North Herefordshire and South Shropshire, including the market  towns of Kington and Leominster, and parishes ranging from Leintwardine  to Lyonshall. On Herefordshire Community Foundations website  there is a map detailing all the parishes in the eligibility area.  Alternatively potential applicants can call the office for details on  01432 272 550.

A diverse range of projects has been supported in the  past, such as a five-day Dirty Feet Dance Summer School (Images  attached) where industry professionals shared their skills in  breakdance, rap, DJing and graffiti art with young participants.  Meanwhile, The Cracked Slipper Company used their grant to reach out to  young people who would not normally access the arts due to financial and  social barriers. They worked on a drama piece focused on bullying which  culminated in a live performance and a film. The project gave  participants a positive way to express themselves and the issues  important to them, whilst making friends and gaining a support network.

Teme Valley Young Farmers used support from the Fund to  provide professional training to all members on an inclusive basis,  regardless of income, whilst Wigmore Village Community Centre focused on  upskilling young people and providing work experience. Activity  included the opportunity to assist with the running of the community  cafe and receiving formal training in subjects such as customer  relationships, managing cash and writing CVs.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, at any time  during the year. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the  Grants team at Herefordshire Community Foundation to discuss their  proposal in advance on 01432 272 550,

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