£200k for youth projects in Liverpool

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is making available a £200,000 pot of money for projects benefiting young people.

Bidding has now opened for applications from the Mayoral Youth Fund.

Schools and youth parliaments, and representatives of schools councils, are being asked to come up with ideas for projects.

The aim is to fund schemes that young people feel will have a real impact in their community or possibly across the whole of the city.

It must be for activity outside of schools, and is not intended to be used by schools.

Applicants will need to indicate what they think their project will achieve and who it will benefit. It could be a group activity, or an event involving young people.

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “No-one knows young people better than young people themselves, which I why I want them to drive this scheme.

“I am passionate about making sure that they get the opportunity to bid for funding for projects that will benefit their age group.

“Without putting too finer point on it, the schemes they come up with will have far more relevance, credibility and impact than anything that I could suggest.”

The completed applications will be considered by a panel made up of the Prime Ministers of the schools and youth parliaments and the Mayor.

Application forms are available here

The closing date is Monday 7 October 2013.

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