9 November 2018

£88,000 city youth-led grants agreed

Young people in Brighton & Hove have led on agreeing funding for £88,000 of council grants to fund community-based projects for young people aged 11-19 (or up to 25 with special educational needs).

Brighton & Hove City Council’s youth-led grants programme offers funding of between £500 and £5,000. The grants support projects and activities for young people in four key areas:

  • improving mental health support
  • helping reduce alcohol and substance misuse
  • providing activities for young people
  • creating volunteering and work experience opportunities.

Young people have been at the centre of both the bidding process and in deciding how the funding should be allocated.

A group of young people will make a presentation about their involvement in the funding scheme at the council’s children, young people and skills committee on Monday 12 November.

Further funding will also be available during 2019-20. Please email debbie.corbridge@brighton-hove.gov.uk for further information.