Youth projects granted council funding

Youth projects granted council funding

Michael Owens

Youth projects granted council funding

A host of cash grants have been handed out to benefit young people in the Royal Borough.

The latest winners of the council’s Youth Voice Youth Choice grants scheme shared slices of a £20,000 pot for a range of projects.

Maidenhead table tennis player, Jack McDonagh, was awarded £2,500 for coaching to help realise his dream of representing Great Britain at the 2016 Paralympics.

Cox Green School in Maidenhead was handed £1,350 to produce a film about dyslexia.

Charters Youth Centre in Charters Rd, Ascot, was awarded £300 to buy new stools for their coffee bar.

The Esteem Juniors group, which meets 4 Marlow Road in Maidenhead, were granted £2,500 for a confidence and self-esteem boosting trip to Wales.

Cllr Natasha Airey, deputy lead member for children’s services, said: "It gives our young people the chance to take part in projects that will directly impact on improving their quality of life as well as others in the wider community.”

Applications for the next round of funding will be opened in February.

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