Countdown on to award’s night for Leader & Cabinet Members' Young Person Grant Scheme

Young people who successfully applied for money from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Leader & Cabinet Members' Young Person Grant Scheme will be honoured at a prestigious presentation ceremony at Southwater One on 28 November.

45 young people were awarded grant funds for the 2019 scheme, totalling £9,247.70.

The young people who were successful have been invited to an award’s ceremony at the end of the month where they will meet the Council leader, Councillor Shaun Davies, and cabinet members.

Applications were received from a wide range of different specialisms, including an opportunity to train in the construction industry, training as a counsellor, to dance, drama and a whole range of sports.

Just over 40 per cent of grants will be awarded in the sporting category, 27 per cent from performing arts, with the remainder looking for support with education and training.

28 of the successful applicants are aged under 16, with the remaining 17, aged 16-25 years old.

Over 150 children and young people have been awarded from a total of over £41,000 since the award was created in 2017.

Council leader Shaun Davies said: “We are excited to meet the successful applicants at the event later this month. We always enjoy hearing the stories about the young people who will benefit from the grant scheme.

“We are reaching a much broader range of young people in the borough and recognising their invaluable support networks and supporting them to achieve in lots of different skills.

“This year we were keen to receive applications from children and young people who have the desire to overcome challenging circumstances to enable them to achieve their aspirations.

“We had some really good applications this year and shortlisting was tough but we’re really pleased to be able to help those who will be receiving grant money.”

Any applicants who have been unsuccessful, or missed the application can find a list of other bursaries available here or apply again in 2020. To keep up to date with information about grants and alternative sources of funding available through the Council, register here.