Community groups, clubs and charities that work with young people are being invited to apply for a share of £220,000 from Derbyshire County Council.

Up for grabs are grants for projects for young people aged from birth up to 19, or up to 25 if they have a disability. There’s no set amount of money that can be applied for.

Successful applicants, who will need to be a properly constituted group, will need to show that they can meet all or some of the following:

Support young people’s physical, mental and emotional development
Help young people to understand how to protect themselves from harm and neglect
Help young people to get more personal satisfaction out of their education, training and recreation time
Enable young people to make a contribution to society through volunteering programmes
Help young people to become socially responsible and economically independent adults

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale said: “We are keen to hear from groups across the county about their plans to help young people this summer.

“If you’re involved with a community group, club or charity in Derbyshire an Youth Activity Grant could be just the helping hand you need.

“The process is quick and simple and if you apply now we’ll aim to give you a decision within three weeks, or within six weeks if you apply for £10,000 or more.”

The Youth Activity Grants are available until the end of the year, or until all the money has been allocated.

More information is on the council’s website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/yag