Cash boost for youth projects

YOUNG people in Worthing will benefit from a £20,000 Money Tree scheme being offered by the borough council.

It is the second time that grants are being offered to projects which are run by and for young people in the town.

There are two different pots that groups or individuals aged 11 to 25 can apply for, a small pot for projects up to £500 and the large pot for initiatives needing a cash boost of up to £2,500.

Ideas for the projects must fall into one of the following categories - Stay Safe, Be Healthy, Enjoy and Achieve, Achieve Economic Wellbeing

or Make a Positive Contribution.

Each project must also must promote a positive image of young people.

Paul Yallop, leader of Worthing Borough Council said: “Following last years trial we have decided to expand the remit of this scheme and are expecting a larger number of applications.

“This should enable an exciting event where the young people of our town can vote for the schemes which matter to them most.”

Young people will make the final decision on how the money is awarded through a voting system.

Applications for the money tree can be made until February 24.

To apply go to