Cash from council is available for youth

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Projects for young people in Eastbourne could receive a cash boost of up to £1,500.

Eastbourne Youth Bank is open for applications from local groups who feel their project could benefit from funding of between £200 and £1,500.

Members of the town’s Youth Forum will be recommending projects to receive money from the scheme, which is supported by East Sussex County Council, Eastbourne Borough Council and Sussex Police.

Matt Dunkley, director of children’s services, said, “The money will make a real difference to young people in the Eastbourne area, but the money is just one aspect of this scheme.”

Organisations that work with young people in the Eastbourne area can apply for a share of the cash before 4pm on (June 10).

Applications can be for arts, music, cultural or sports project held in the evening, weekend or after school. Projects that promote healthy eating, sex education or raise awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol misuse will also be considered.

Applications must benefit groups aged between 11 and 19 living in Eastbourne. They must also have a not-for-profit group in place with a bank or building society account. The project needs to be carried out by the end of May 2014.

For more information call Tracey Johnson at East Sussex County Council on 01424 726086.