Organisations given cash to run youth services

By Matthew Mckew

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 16:29


ELEVEN organisations have been awarded funds to run youth services, following an Isle of Wight Council decision to no longer have direct control over its provision.

During May and June, the council sought applications from organisations to provide opportunities for young people aged 11 to 19.

Volunteers were also sought to provide opportunities for those up to the age of 25 who have additional needs.

Twenty applications were received by the council and grants, ranging from £10,000 to £200,000, have been given to 11 bidders.

Cllr Richard Priest, executive member for children's services, said: "We will soon have a very modern, fit-for-purpose youth offer, giving young people a choice of activities such as creative arts, sport, media and social skills.

"I look forward to the new activities taking shape and I am sure they will prove very popular."

When the decision to outsource youth services was taken in April, it was said the move would shave £200,000 off of the current £943,000 budget.

List of organisations and grants: Pan Together — £9,705; YMCA — £35,000; Footprint Trust — £120,000; Ventnor Town Council — £86,833; Revive Newport — £140,000; Brading Youth Club — £100,000; Foyer — £202,500; West Wight Sports Centre — £85,000; Quay Arts and Vectis Radio —£80,000; South Wight Area Partnership — £80,000; Island Scouts — £35,000.



Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News