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2018 Positive Activity Grants launched

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Voluntary organisations providing activities for young people across the East Riding are being invited to apply for grant funding.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's youth and family support (YFS) service is launching the 2018 Positive Activity Grant (PAG). It will provide up to £2,000 of funding for existing or new youth organisations which are delivering positive diversionary activity.

The 2018 grant scheme will open for applications on 1 November 2017, but before then organisations which are applying for grants will be required to register as an accredited Fit for Purpose group.

Since 2013, the council has provided £267,000 to 144 different youth groups across the East Riding, helping to create 44 new youth projects and support 100 existing youth groups.

Kevin Allen, YFS service manager said: "The PAG awards provide youth groups with vital funding to deliver positive diversionary activity to young people aged nine to 24 across the East Riding.

"We particularly welcome applications from organisations that can deliver provision for targeted and vulnerable young people and from areas of high deprivation including Bridlington South ward; Bridlington Central and Old Town; South East Holderness (including Withernsea)and Goole North and South wards."

In a change to the previous PAG process, all organisations must be registered as an accredited Fit For Purpose group with ERVAS prior to application by 31 October 2017. For support with the ERVAS Fit for Purpose Accreditation, please contact Detty Tyler 01482 871077 email: .

PAG applications will be available on line from early October 2017.

For further information, including the PAG funding criteria and timetable, please contact Darron Lawer YFS community and partnership officer, tel 07796697940 or email