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Apply Now For Funding To Provide Activities For Families And Young People

Grants of up to £3,000 are now available to help organisations deliver initiatives that support families, children and young people living on the Isle of Wight.

The Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant is available to local groups, clubs and enterprises through the Isle of Wight Council’s Strengthening Families Programme.

The funding is intended to help providers organise activities, clubs or groups for families, parents/carers and/or young people up to the age of 19 (up to 25 with specified additional needs).

Grants could be used to set up and run schemes such as parental, baby or toddler groups, teenage groups, family-based groups, mental health and welcoming sessions/hubs, peer support groups, outreach support and community-led groups and activities.

Organisations are encouraged to apply by 24 January. Activities will be expected to be up and running by 31 March.

Cllr Debbie Andre, cabinet member for children's services, education and skills, said:

"Our previous grants have helped provide a great range of activities for Island families, including art groups, and mental health hubs. This funding will help to provide even more activities to support Island families in the New Year."

More information on the Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant is available on the council's website.