Last chance for youth groups to win a slice of funding

Youth groups in the Almond area of Edinburgh are being encouraged to bid for a share of community funding, as the closing date is approaching fast.

Grant awards of up to £500 are available to win through the You(th) Decides Initiative, which is operated by the Almond Neighbourhood Partnership.

Successful projects should meet the criteria of increasing opportunities for children and young people, and could relate to issues such as sports, arts and media, outdoor education, and community participation.

Groups with members aged between 12 and 18 and living in Cramond, Davidson ' s Mains, Silverknowes, South Queensferry , Dalmeny, Kirkliston, Ratho Station and Newbridge can apply.

The funding of a total of £2,000 from the Neighbourhood Partnerships Community Grants Fund has been allocated to the Initiative. Successful schemes will be decided on by students from local schools, members of the Neighbourhood Partnership Board and Western Edinburgh members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Councillor Maureen Child , Convener of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee, said: "Youth Decides is an excellent chance for young people to get their thinking caps on and to show off their creative talents.

"Any groups, from youth clubs to scout troops which are planning fun, imaginative projects are in with a great chance of being awarded a slice of this funding."

Application forms for the Youth Decides Initiative are available from schools and youth groups, or by contacting Steven Stewart at Or,


The closing date is October 11 this year.

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