Groups looking to organise youth activities over the coming summer should note that efforts are afoot to help with the cost of running of programmes such as youth/children/family activities (summer scheme/outings/fun day etc.) To date two meetings have been held to assist community volunteers with information on possible funders, funding applications, deadlines and other general information. While some groups have availed of these information sessions, unfortunately not all have been involved in the update.
Community groups will be well aware of the shortfall in funding for community projects therefore it is essential that groups send representatives to such meetings. Summer activities in respective areas will not take place without the necessary funding and while these sessions cannot guarantee funding they will at least arm community groups will all the necessary facts.