Voluntary youth organisations across the region are celebrating after receiving grants at a ceremony hosted by the East Riding youth and family support service.
The Positive Activity Grants were awarded to successful youth organisations from across the county by the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Claude Mole, at a ceremony at County Hall in Beverley.
Councillor Mole said: “It was wonderful to meet recipients of the award who came from all over the county.
“The awards will enable these groups to deliver positive activities to children and young people to help improve their personal, social and educational development, as well as providing some great fun activities.”
Kevin Allen, youth and family support service manager, said: “This year we had an unprecedented level of interest from voluntary youth organisations applying for an award and I am pleased to report that we are able to support 20 groups in total, 16 of which are completely new voluntary youth groups.
“We have seen a wide range of exciting and innovative bids, including a project in an isolated rural location to transport young people into leisure activities, a new youth group formed by local residents to provide activities on a Friday night, and two boxing clubs in Bridlington and Beverley wanting to provide more boxing training to young people. There are also faith-based youth groups, village youth clubs and drama, music and arts-based groups, all of whom will receive a Positive Activity Grant.”
The grants were awarded to voluntary not-for-profit organisations to expand the amount of positive activity available to young people in the East Riding.
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) received £5,000 to provide information, advice and support to youth groups.
Other grants were awarded as follows:- Altered Beats (Beverley), £2,000 for a project to enable young people to create music; Bempton and Buckton Community Village Hall Youth Club, £2,000 to support the formation of a new youth club; Bridlington Clubs for Young People, £1,999 to set up a separate evening for female amateur boxers; Bubwith and Holme on Spalding Moor skate park evenings, £360 to provide skate park evenings in each village; Bubwith Community Cricket Club, £1,999 to support the establishment of the new club; Dynamix (Driffield), £2,000 to provide the Saturday club; Goole Go Far £2,000 to provide access to activities for young people from Gilberdyke and Newport; Kilnwick Village Hall Youth Club, £2,000 to bring young people together for communal activities; Local Entertainers and Performers’ Society, £772 for lighting and sound equipment; New Life Support Driffield, £2,000 to support young people aged 11 to 18; New Life Support Goole, £2,000 to support young people aged 11 to 18; Outreach ER, £1,999 for an arts and craft wellbeing project; Roots Project, £1,958 for a summer activity programme in Bridlington: South Hunsley TT Club, £1885 for table tennis equipment; The Hang Out, £2,000 to establish a new youth group; Track Fitness and Boxing Club (Beverley), £2,000 to engage with young people in the Swinemoor area and encourage community spirit; Unity Youth Group, £2,000 to relocate a youth group from South Hunsley to Elloughton-cum-Brough; Young People Count, £2,000 towards establishing a new youth project in Pocklington; Accessible Arts and Media, £2,000 to provide a musical opportunity for both disabled and non-disabled young people.