More than £620,000 of funding has been allocated to youth services across Newcastle

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The latest round of money from the Newcastle Youth Fund has been distributed to services and activities across the city.

More than £620,000 has been allocated to various youth services and activities across Newcastle.

It is part of the ongoing success of the Newcastle Youth Fund, which is managed by Newcastle City Council and supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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The funding has been allocated to 23 successful applicants who will now deliver youth services to the city's young people.

The projects are set to run from January 2024 until March 2025 and will include an open access young people's allotment in Lemington, an environmental youth project in Fawdon, a youth music project that supports LGBTQ young people in Byker and more.

The Newcastle Youth Panel. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The Newcastle Youth Panel. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The Newcastle Youth Panel. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

All of the projects will be offering activities to support youngsters with their mental health, life skills, education and personal development.

Councillor Lesley Storey, Cabinet Member for a Growing City at Newcastle City Council, has highlighted that the funding demonstrates the Council's commitment to maintaining youth services.

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She said: “Our Youth Fund was introduced to help voluntary and community organisations to positively engage with young people in neighbourhoods and has gone from strength to strength in the last two years.

“Supporting our children to achieve their goals to build a positive and successful future for themselves is a key priority for the Council, demonstrated by our ongoing commitment to maintaining funding for youth services.”

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The aim of the Newcastle Youth Fund is to support a diverse range of provision in neighbourhoods across the city for 13-19 year olds – and up to 25 with special educational needs (SEND).

More applications for further funding will reopen in June 2024.

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