Children and young people in south Leeds get cash boost for new projects

Children and young people in south Leeds will benefit from a range of new and exciting initiatives as part of £100,000 that has been invested by the area committee

The inner south area committee has invested over £100,000 of its wellbeing fund in a range of activities including cooking classes, dance classes, bike maintenance and training for young junior reporters.

Submissions were invited from the area committee as to what would best benefit the area, and over £300,000 of submissions were made.

Out of these submissions, 13 projects have been approved, all of which will be put in place by 1st April.

Councillor Angela Gabriel, chair of the inner south area committee, said:

“We’re really excited about the range of activities for young people that we’ve agreed to fund for 2013/14.

“ Many of the projects will be delivered by organisations that we haven’t funded before or from organisations that have proposed new and innovative opportunities for young people in the area”.

Notes to editors:

See below for a full list of the 13 projects;

OrganisationProject Approved
DAZLDAZL -Community Dance Leaders 9,375
Breeze TeamBreeze Friday Night Project10,000.00
Health For AllJunior Reporters7,500
Health For AllLittle Chefs7,580
Leeds 2 SuccessGrand Jury8,520
The Hunslet ClubAfter school vocational training31,680
Youth Service - MPYouth …Celebrate4,000
Youth Service - MiddletonHoliday Youth Activities10,000
Youth Service - MPJoined up - generational youth3,000
South Leeds Music CentreSLMC summer project2,160
Cottingley Youth ProjectCottingley Youth Project Transition4,980
The worksBike maintenance and BMX course2, 224
South East Area Support TeamActivities Brochure12,000 (estimate)

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