Investing in services for children and young people in central Hampshire
Monday, 08 October 2012
Organisations in Winchester and the Test Valley, running services for children and young people, including a counselling service and a young carer';s project, have been given a cash boost thanks to grants from Hampshire County Council totalling more than £16,000.
The funding is part of more than £200,000 awarded to projects countywide and 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.
The recipients in central Hampshire are:
- Romsey & District Young Carers' Project, £4,875
- Test Valley North Detached Service, £7,580, to help fund the Fusion project in Andover
- Winchester Youth Counselling, £3,741, to help fund a counselling project for 11-19 year olds
The overall grant funding amount also includes more than £46,000 awarded to organisations working with children and young people in a range of countywide projects. Those projects are:
- Youth Options, £12,535 for post adoption support
- Wessex Children's Hospice, £5,000 to provide activities and support to children whose siblings have life limiting illnesses
- Southampton Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Services, £14,206, to help fund a young people's counselling programme in Hampshire
- Family Lives, £5,934 to help provide a family support programme in Hampshire
- Andover and District Mencap, £8,722 to help an activity club for young people with learning disabilities and a Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
Maintaining support to make a real difference
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."