Grants of £500 available to young people

Telford & Wrekin Council have today launched the ‘The Leader and Cabinet’s Young Person Grant 2021’. The grant of up to £500 is available for young people who live in Telford and Wrekin who are seeking support to help get them into education, employment or training.

Grants of £500 available to young people

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of young people across the country and the council hopes that the grants will offer some hope of a brighter future to residents aged 15-25 in assisting them to take the next steps in their career.

The money is available to each applicant who can demonstrate how the funding could successfully help them overcome barriers that are currently preventing them from accessing education, employment or training. It is also available to those seeking to start up their own business but need that initial investment.

Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Cllr Shaun Davies said, “I am delighted that we are launching the Young Person Grant scheme to help young people on their journey towards their future careers.

“Especially at this particularly difficult time, offering young people the chance to look forward and be ambitious for their futures is a great positive - we’re really pleased to offer them this opportunity once again.”

Cllr Shirley Reynolds Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning said, “We invite all eligible candidates to apply and look forward to hearing about the creative approaches young people are taking to their future education and careers.

“While previous years have seen an even geographical spread of awards across the borough, the desire this year is to reach out to those in care, or care leavers as well as those who are not currently in education, employment or training.

“So, to not miss the deadline, we encourage entrants to submit their applications early. We look forward to reading them!”

Applications are open now and will close on 26 July 2021. For more information or to submit an application click here.

Further terms and conditions can be found here.