Young people’s grant scheme deadline extended to Friday June 8

Telford & Wrekin Council’s grant scheme to support young people has been extended by a further week to allow people to complete their submissions. The scheme is now due to close to applications on Friday. (June 8 at 5pm)

Young people’s grant scheme deadline extended to Friday June 8

Now in its second year, the scheme offers up to £1,000 per successful applicant and is targeted at helping children and young people living in the borough, who have overcome challenging circumstances to achieve their aspirations. 

Also, those young people identified as gifted and talented in areas such as performing arts, education and training, sport and employment can also apply.

The application process is simple too, just a 500 word statement by a coach or mentor as a means of providing evidence of the young person’s capabilities or successes.

The scheme is funded by savings from reductions to Cabinet allowances. In 2011, when Labour took over the authority, the council’s Cabinet chose to forgo ten per cent of its special responsibility allowance, helping to create a bursary fund for 2018 of £12,000. 

Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “Our borough is full of dedicated and hardworking young people with strong support networks around them. As a Council we believe it is important to help these young people achieve their dreams and build on the 32 ambitious applicants from last year. 

“Applications came from a very broad range of specialisms in 2017, from sport, music and arts, to education, training and dance and came from across the borough – from Dawley to High Ercall, from Longden on Tern to Stirchley.”

For full details of successful applicants click here

Applications can now be submitted here, and the scheme is open to all children and young people up to the age of 25, residents in Telford & Wrekin, have been identified as gifted, talented, excellent or exceptional by their teacher, professional worker or mentor in education, training, employment, sport, arts, culture, dance or music.

Any applicants who are unsuccessful, or miss the application deadline of Friday, 6 June at 5pm, 2018 can find a list of other bursaries available on our website.

Successful applications will be notified by July 31, 2018. Children and young people who do not live in the borough of Telford & Wrekin will not be eligible, and private organisations and groups are not able to apply.

A funding panel will consider all applications received and will then make the decisions for the awards. The successful applicants will then be informed in writing and the money sent to them at the start of the next academic year.

Those interested in applying can fill in an online form, alternatively call 01952 380320 for further information. 

Pictured: Successful applicant for 2017, BMX champ Archie Smallman with Council Leader Shaun Davies.

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