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Voluntary youth organisations across the region are celebrating after receiving grants at a ceremony hosted by the East Riding of Yorkshire youth and family support service.
Positive Activities Grants totalling £52,000 were awarded to successful youth organisations from across the county by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor John Dennis, at a ceremony at County Hall in Beverley.
Since 2013, the council has provided £267,000 to help grow and develop a strong voluntary youth sector across the area. This investment has helped to create 47 new youth groups and support a further 114 youth groups.
Councillor Dennis said: "It was wonderful to meet recipients of the award who came from all over the East Riding. The awards will enable these groups to deliver positive activities to children and young and people to help improve their personal, social and educational development, as well as providing some great fun activities."
Kevin Hall, the council's director of children, families and schools, said: "I am delighted that this year we are able to support 33 groups in total. " We have seen a wide range of exciting and innovative bids to provide activities for young people across the East Riding, including sports , support for town and village youth clubs and a project to continue providing transport for rural youth groups and individual young people, to reduce social isolation and improve health, wellbeing and independence."
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.
Grants were awarded as follows:-
2020 Community Sport CIC Ltd (Beverley), £727 for provision of table cricket to young people with learning, physical or behaviour issues in Beverley; 2020 Community Sport CIC Ltd (Driffield), £808 for table cricket in Driffield; 2020 Community Sport CIC Ltd (South Hunsley), £727 for table cricket at South Hunsley; Barnados DSI service, £1,000 to take 18 young people for a residential experience at an outdoor activity centre; Beverley Community Lift, £1,000 for rural transport provision for young people; Beverley Town Council, £5,000 to establish a Beverley Youth Coalition; Brandesburton Scout Group, £786 to purchase DoE equipment for an expedition; Bridlington Cricket Club, £960 to increase the number of young people taking part in cricket and sport within the Bridington area; Bubwith Community Youth Club, £1,000 to establish a youth council; Castaway Goole Music Theatre, £1,000 for summer holiday activities for disabled young people; Driffield and District Skate and BMX Park Ltd, £1,000 for training and development; Driffield Youth Action, £1,000 to provide educational and recreational activities for young people in the Driffield area; Dynamix (Driffield), £1,000 to support the club for young people; East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS), £1,000 to deliver Volunteen social action programmes for young people; Ebor Vale Riding for the Disabled, £1,000; Gilberdyke Parish Council, £1,000 for a youth project; Goole Community Group, £1,000 to help cover the costs of a drop-in and project for young people; Goole Youth Action, £4,990 to help fund a new evening of youth work to support vulnerable young people; Hedon Youth Group, £1,000 to help with running costs, activities and food safety qualifications for volunteers; Hessle Youth Action, £1,000 to support a youth project; Holme Rovers Football Club, £1,000 to purchase new equipment for eight football teams for young people; Hornsea Town Council, £5,000 to enable an additional evening of youth club; Kilnwick Village Hall Youth Club, £1,000 to fund various youth activities; New Life Support (Driffield), £1,000 to provide support for vulnerable young people aged 11 to 18 through a weekly drop-in; New Life Support (Goole), £1,000; Newport Parish Council, £1,000 to enable the youth club to expand its provision; Roots Project Community Interest Company, £5,000 to establish a new youth club in Bridlington; Shores Community Cafe Ltd (Withernsea), £1,000 for a youth cafe; Snaith Youth Club, £1,000 to buy fitness equipment for keep fit sessions at the local youth club; Special Stars Foundation (Hessle), £984 to support a group for 18 to 24 year olds with learning disabilities; the Hangout Youth Club (Bridlington), £930 to support the running costs of a voluntary youth provision; the Hinge Centre (Bridlington), £1,000 to buy equipment to establish a sewing club for young people in the Bridlington area; The Park, Kilnwick, £5,000 to buy equipment for a new creative outdoor project.