Investing in services for children and young people in Basingstoke
Friday, 05 October 2012
Organisations in Hampshire running a range of services for children and young people including counselling projects, a youth volunteering scheme, support for young carers, young people with autism and young unemployed people have all been given a cash boost thanks to grants from Hampshire County Council totalling more than £200,000.
The grants include £2,330 to the Warren Youth Club in Basingstoke to run school holiday activity programmes and more than £46,000 awarded to organisations working with children and young people in a range of countywide projects.
The funding was agreed by Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's Executive Lead Member for Children's Services at his recent decision day. The grants, for a range of services across the county, have been made from three funding streams: Children's Services Integrated Grants, Youth Support Services Grants and the New and expanding Places and Sustainability Grants for Services for Young Children.
Commenting Councillor Perry said:
"I am pleased that we are maintaining high levels of support to the voluntary sector to provide a range of services for children and young people.
"These grants will enable the voluntary sector to continue to develop a range of services, support, and recreational opportunities across the county to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
"The recipients of these grants have all demonstrated that their projects make a real difference to the lives of children and young people."