Bid for �600,000 fund

YOUNG people in Exmouth still have a chance to apply for a share of �600,000 of funding to start up new activities or get better facilities.

YOUNG people in Exmouth still have a chance to apply for a share of �600,000 of funding to start up new activities or get better facilities.

The cash is worth more than �600,000 and are from Youth Opportunity and Youth Capital Funds.

They provide cash to be spent on activities and youth facilities that will benefit youngsters between the ages of 13 and 19 who live in Devon.

The activities, events or campaigns should be related to a local need and must benefit groups of young people rather than individuals.


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Devon County Council's Youth Service, who are particularly interested in projects which help those who are disadvantaged by prejudice, isolation or lack of access to facilities.

So, if they want to start a youth centre or increase an existing centre's opening times, or perhaps they want to employ a specialist coach for their sports team, then the Youth Opportunity Fund is the place to go.

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Alternatively, if they want help in building or improving a skate park or to buy a mobile youth centre to enable them to offer services to young people in rural areas, then they should apply to the Youth Capital Fund.

East Devon District Council's Member Champion for Young People, Councillor Mrs Christine Drew, said: "These Funds give young people in East Devon a voice, enabling them to apply for funds for projects of their own choice. By getting together with their friends they can make a difference to their local community and can reach others who may not be able to access the sort of facilities and opportunities they have identified.

"I urge them to get in touch with the Devon Youth Service to find out more about the opportunities that are open to them".

To download an application form please go to http://www.devonyouthservice.org.uk/docs/youthopportunityappform.pdf or if you would like more information, call Devon Youth Service on 01392 380262.

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