Are you aged 8-19, live in Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood or the Pennines and want some money to do something, go somewhere or talk to someone?  Why not apply for up to £2000 from the Youth Opportunity Fund?  Young people aged 8-19 from Rochdale Borough Children’s Council and Youth Cabinet decide who the funding is granted for.  The fund is provided by Rochdale Borough Council an dis supported by Rochdale Youth Service.

Adults can support you in your application and please bear in mind that we want to support as many projects as possible, so please keep your applications realistic.  Any person or organisation quoting for workshops or who will be working with you must have a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  Ideas of what you could apply for include sports activities, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, arts and drama sessions and music programmes.

The deadline for the applications is Thursday 27th September and you can access the application form here: http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/pdf/2018-06-25-youth-opportunity-fund-applicationp-v2.pdf

Applications with be looked at in detail by the YOF Panels, members of which have all received training in this area.  All applications with be equally considered, but those more likely to be granted will benefit a significant number of young people, use existing resources, have volunteers, have follow up sessions in place and fit the criteria stated on the application form.  Applicants will then either be granted all or part of the funding, be contacted for more information or not be successful, with clear information to explain why.

For more information, please look at the details on the form or visit: http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/children-and-childcare/children-and-young-people/youth-service/events-for-11-19-year-olds/youth-projects/Pages/youth-opportunity-fund.aspx