Money for teenagers

PUBLISHED: 12:16 01 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 17 June 2010

Teenagers in Sidmouth have been invited to apply for money for a project they would like to see completed. Devon County Council has £600,000 to give out, and it can be used for funding things to do, places to go, and people to talk to. Anyone aged 13 to

Teenagers in Sidmouth have been invited to apply for money for a project they would like to see completed.Devon County Council has £600,000 to give out, and it can be used for funding things to do, places to go, and people to talk to. Anyone aged 13 to 19 can use the money as an opportunity to pay for something they and their friends want or would like to do in their area.The money has been allocated to the Youth Opportunity Fund and the Youth Capital Fund. The Youth Opportunity Fund may be used for facilities, activities, events and campaigns. This could include things like starting a youth centre, keeping existing centres open longer or employing a coach for a sports team.The Youth Capital Fund is for projects including, for instance, helping build or improve a skate park, re-decorating or buying equipment for a youth centre or even buying a mobile youth centre. Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council's member champion for young people, said: "This is a very exciting opportunity for young people to apply for money for their own projects. "What is so special about these funds is that only the young people themselves can bid for them. "Young people from across East Devon, supported by youth workers, decide which bids are successful."l For more information or for an application form, visit the website www.devonyouthservice.org.uk or phone the Devon Youth Service on (01392) 382049.


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