Broadland YAB Fund

*Open for applications now*

Applications from individuals and groups can be submitted anytime on a rolling basis

The Broadland Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of young people and professionals in Broadland that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues that impact on young people and play a strategic role in meeting need.  As part of its activities to increase and enhance youth provision in the Broadland area, the YAB would like to fund projects that will make a difference to the lives of young people and has made available a £20,000 small grants programme. The programme is designed to support youth activities and help young people who face barriers to accessing opportunities.  Voluntary groups and individuals can apply under four separate schemes.  

Who can apply:
Funds for activities and to purchase equipment are available to voluntary and community groups, charities and other constituted youth providers in the Broadland area who are working with 11-19 year olds (and individuals with disabilities up to the age of 25).  Groups applying should be able to evidence that appropriate child protection and safeguarding measures are in place.

Applications from youth clubs, uniformed groups (e.g. Scouts and Cadets), charities and community groups will be accepted, but the Broadland YAB would  particularly like to see applications from Parish and Town Councils in Broadland who want to engage more with young people

Individuals are able to apply for a training award or support towards transport costs.   Applicants must be between 11 and 19 (and individuals with disabilities up to the age of 25). Applications will preferably include the name of a supporting adult – for example a parent, tutor, employer or youth worker.  (Applicants under the age of 18 must provide this information).

Whilst applicants can apply for more than one strand of the Broadland YAB small grants programme the Panel may wish to spread the limited funding as widely as possible and may, therefore, choose not to support more than one application from an individual or group.

Funding for Groups:

Grants available  for  groups working with 11-19 year olds (and individuals with disabilities up to the age of 25) in Broadland. Grant up to a maximum of £700 per group:

Young People and Community Activity Fund – local projects are encouraged that build positive relationships between young people and different members of the community, and this funding is also for community groups/parish councils that want to run small local events to achieve this.  Activities might include community fun days, talent shows and sports events.

In addition a grant can be used to provide positive activities for young people during the holiday periods, but applications that take place at other times will also be considered for funding. 

Click here to begin an application for the Young People and Community Activity Fund

Equipment Fund – youth groups can apply for a maximum of £700 to provide equipment that will improve the quality of youth provision, and attract more participants e.g. arts and crafts, sports equipment and games.

Click here to begin an application for the Equipment Fund

Funding available for individuals: 

Grants available for young people between the ages of 11-19 (and individuals with a disability up to the age of 25) up to a maximum of £300 per person.

 Training Awards – this fund is to enable young people access to training that will help them as individuals , but also develop their skills to volunteer and bring benefit to their community. The funding can be used for a variety of training courses which could include for example Level 1 Introduction to Youth Work, football coaching, first aid etc.

The grant can also be used to provide young people who are unable to afford the costs, access to training that will help them develop skills useful for future careers and could, for example include media training and leadership development.  The grant could also be used to cover items such as uniforms or suitable footwear for a work placement, or tools/equipment to enable  them to enter vocational training. 

Download the Training Awards application form  – Broadland YAB Individual application form

The Transport Fund  is to help young people pay for transport costs, that in a rural area can be a significant factor in unemployment, mental health, and a barrier to accessing information guidance and advice, as well as positive activities.  This fund will support individuals in accessing transport (such as a season ticket) that enables them to travel to college, a place of training or work or to participate in youth groups, projects and access health care.

Download the Transport Fund application form  –  Broadland YAB Individual application form

When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time while the Fund is open.

Other information

  • Only one application to each scheme per individual or group can be made in any 12 month period.
  • We may contact you by telephone or email to discuss your application.
  • Grants will not fund something that has already been paid for, or any debts or arrears.
  • Grants may be paid direct to the service provider/ retailer where appropriate.  Where grants are paid to the applicant evidence of expenditure will be required.
  • Applicants are asked to provide evidence of the cost of the required funding in support of their application.  If successful, individuals will be required to complete a brief report stating how the grant was spent and what difference it has made.

For Fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer by email or tel 01603 623958



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