Applications are open for Choose Youth Work 2018-19

12 October 2017

What is Open Access Universal Youth Work?

'Choose Youth Work' aims to support open access universal youth work.

Although there is no universally agreed definition of the term, by open access universal youth work we mean provision which:

• all young people in a community (defined either in terms of geography or of interest) can take part in
• young people take part in on a voluntary basis
• is affordable for participants (and often free of charge)
• offers a safe space (often a youth club or a youth centre) for personal and social development and learning, and for young people to meet and associate with each other
• offers a high degree of autonomy to young people
• supports, listens to and empowers young people especially those in marginalised or vulnerable situations, with youth workers able to act as trusted adults, identifying needs and issues through early intervention where appropriate
• uses informal learning methods and adapts them to suit the needs and interests of young people
• does not have predetermined outcomes and is not designed to address specific issues or problems

How to apply

This year there are two programmes to the participatory budgeting programme:

Locality Grant Programme

The Choose Youth Work Locality Grant Programme (CYW) has a minimum award level of £500 and a maximum of £5,000. The CYW grant can be used for funding open access youth work with young people aged over 11 and over. The funding is for one year and an evaluation report, recording the outcomes achieved with supporting evidence, will be required for all awards.

Application pack to download

Application form

Financial Request Form 

Guidance to applying

 

Citywide Grant Programme

The Choose Youth Work Grants Programme (CYW) has a minimum award level of £1,000 and a maximum of £10,000. The YWGP can be used for funding open access youth work with young people aged over 11. This form should be used only for work that address the needs of young people across the city and not in just one locality.  The funding is for one year and an evaluation report, recording the outcomes achieved with supporting evidence, will be required for all awards. 

Application pack to download

Application Form

Financial Request Form 

Guidance to applying

SHANARRI indicators (relevant for both locality and citywide programme)

The closing date for receiving applications for both programmes is 10th November 2017 at 3pm. 

Further information

You can find out more about Participatory Budgeting on our website pages.

For background to the grants programme please read the 'Youth Work Funding 2017-2019' report agreed by the Education, Children and Families Committee on 13th December 2016.

 

Contact

David Hoy  CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk