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    Money Pot deadline looming

    Monday 11th February 2013

    Youth groups across East Hampshire could find themselves £250 better off thanks to a grant scheme run by the young members of the East Hampshire Youth Council (EHYC).

    The deadline for grant applications is Friday 22 March, so groups are being encouraged to apply now.

    EHYC, whose members are aged between 11 and 21, have allocated £3,000 to provide grants to organisations that benefit young people and will be responsible for looking at the applications and deciding who gets a grant.

    The scheme, called The Money Pot, has already helped groups from around the district by providing grants towards equipment, educational days out, events and projects.

    The Money Pot has now been running for five years and has supported over 70 projects.

    From helping to fund a Christmas lunch for the elderly which was run by pupils at Horndean Technology College to contributing towards music equipment for the Jam Nights which take place at Alton Community Centre.

    Liam Moloney, Youth Council Project worker, said: “It’s fantastic to see what projects young people are passionate about and how they want to spend the money. The Youth Councillors take their role of approving applications very seriously.

    “The aim of the EHYC is to ‘improve young people’s lives’ and the Money Pot fund helps them to achieve just that. I would encourage groups to be as creative as possible and to make use of this money”

    If you have a project or idea which could benefit from £250 worth of funding then you can find more information at www.easthantsyouthcouncil.org

    Contact: Liam Moloney, Youth Council Project worker Email: liam.moloney@easthants.gov.uk  Tel: 01730 234186