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CAS awards £27,000 to nine youth participation projects across Suffolk

Community Action Suffolk (CAS) is delighted to have awarded 9 Youth Participation Small Grants to voluntary and community sector projects across Suffolk.

A total of just under £27,000 has been invested into supporting local youth participation activities or projects, where young people, with the support of a local organisation, have identified a need and now using their grant to lead on and deliver their chosen project/activity between now and end of September 2016.

The funding panel (CAS, Suffolk County Council, Young People’s Health Ambassador and the Member of Youth Parliament for Ipswich) would like to thank all those who submitted applications and congratulate the following nine projects who they chose to receive this funding:

Unity in Diversity (Brandon)
To work with year 9 students from Breckland School to celebrate and promote cultures in Brandon, and set up a new Ambassadors project within the school.

The Mix (Stowmarket)
Developing ‘Mixed Voice’, a youth leadership panel for The Mix.

Access Community Trust (Waveney)
Developing the Waveney Youth Council Leadership Development Programme to train and equip young people to become young leaders.

Involve (Waveney)
Setting up ‘Get2Gether’ a new social engagement project for young people with additional needs.

Ipswich Community Media
Setting up the new ‘South Street Radio Club’ a regular youth led radio show programme each week.

Unit Twenty Three (Bury St Edmunds)
Supporting Bury St Edmunds Youth Forum to run and deliver a mental health campaign locally.

Eden’s Project (Sudbury)
To run ‘EPic Band Battle’, a battle of the bands event in Sudbury.

STARS Orwell Mencap (Ipswich)
To provide activities and equipment to support young disabled people with recognised health, learning and/or behavioural needs, and enable social inclusion for them.

The Saints Youth Club (Wickham Market)
To purchase a football cage to engage with young people and develop leadership and social skills through this mobile activity. To help raise funds for future projects and increase social events for young people locally.