28 February 2024

Youth Bursaries Grants Scheme from Salisbury City Council opens for 2024

A small grant to help organisations widen access to their fantastic provision for young people.

After a successful trial last year in which 5 local organisations successfully delivered youth bursary funding to young people across the city, the scheme has been approved for another year. 

In 2023, Salisbury Area Young Musicians, Salisbury Rugby Club, Motiv8, Salisbury FC, and Wiltshire Creative received grants of between £540 and £750 enabling 63 young people to take part in music tuition, performance and art activities, sports and physical activity. Each small grant enabled at least 2 terms of access to activity, and a whole year in most cases.

One young person in receipt of a 1-year bursary said, “I would not have been able to come here at all without support. It’s been great and will help me with my college application too. I have made new friends and now I am off to college, I know I will stay in touch with them”

Sam Charleston, Chair of the Events, Markets and Grants Subcommittee who approved this grant programme said “Salisbury City Council knows that there are a huge range of organisations, clubs associations and charities across the city providing fantastic opportunities for our young people, it costs money to run those activities and while providers try to keep costs low, any cost can be a barrier to some young people.

This grant scheme is a small part of widening access to opportunities for young people and we are delighted to be able to offer it again this year.”

Any local organisation offering paid for activity for young people, from dance to coding, from football to pottery and who meets the eligibility criteria can apply for a grant of up to £750 to provide subsidised and free places. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th March 2024

The City Council welcomes applications from a range of providers and if any organisation has questions about this grant scheme, they can contact the Community Development Manager via grants@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Full details of the Youth Bursary Grants, eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on the City Council website – https://salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/our-community/grants-and-fundraising/community-development-grants/   

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns