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Local Youth Grant Detail

Started on: 04/12/2018 10:52:15

ID: 642

Current Status: Funds Transferred

To be considered at this meeting:
tbc contact Community Area Manager

Current Case Notes

25/02/2019 11:55:34 Funds transferred, please allow up to 28 days for the funds to reach your account.

22/02/2019 14:43:19 BACS Received

19/02/2019 12:00:03 Acceptance Received. Now awaiting BACS detail.

15/02/2019 12:00:59 It was agreed to award the figure of £3171.00 towards this project based on the decision made at the Area Board on the 14th February 2019 and following the recommendation from the LYN group in January 2019

31/01/2019 09:26:56 It was agreed at the LYN on the 29th January 2019 (also taking into consideration the recommendations from the students of Kingdown School)to take forward the recommendations for 2 options option a to discuss the possibility for the short fall for this project to be taken from the Community Budget or option b to award the sum of £3171.00

10/12/2018 11:17:49 The application meets the criteria and will be submitted to the LYN for their recommendation to the Area Board

1. Project title? (Max. 8 words Eg. Tinkleton Village Youth Transport Project)
Warminster Salamander

2. Project summary: (100 words)
Salamander is a tailored personal development programme designed to promote empowerment in a positive environment whilst also encouraging team work and the supporting of others. The programme aims to develop self-confidence improve communication skills encourage participants to adopt a new set of values and address the consequences of anti-social behaviour and fire setting.

3. Amount of funding required:
£1001 - £5000

4. Which Area Board are you applying to? Not sure? -check on a map

5. What is the Post Code of where the project is taking place?(If the application is for something that will move around to different locations please insert the post code for where it will be based for the majority of the time.)
BA12 5QE

6. Please tell us which theme(s) your project supports:
 Informal education
 Youth work/development
 Employment or training
 1:1/group work
 Community Project
 Community Safety

If Other (please specify)

7. About your project
Please tell us about your project (a strong application will address all of the following):

  • How does your project support local needs and priorities?
  • How have young people been involved in your project so far?
  • How many young people to do you expect to benefit?
  • How will your project be accessible and affordable?
  • How will you encourage volunteering and community involvement?
  • How will you ensure your project is accessible to everyone (Disabled, low incomes, vulnerable, etc.)
  • How will ensure your project is inclusive?
  • How will you work with other community partners?
The project will help meet local need by working directly with local partners and organisations to target vulnerable young people who will benefit most from attending this personal development programme. This could be young people at risk of offending or anti social behaviour those in danger of becoming NEET young people with mental health problems or who need their confidence and self esteem building. The 5 day course will help provide personal development through positive activity improve confidence and self esteem through participating in specialist activities and develop employability skills including teamwork communication and organisation. During the summer holidays our Youth Intervention Coordinator carried out consultation with young people in the Warminster area by shadowing the Youth in Focus street based project. Young people were asked their views on engaging with the Salamander course and where how and when they would best engage in such a programme. Young people providing feedback stated they would take part in a course that was held at Warminster Fire Station during the day in School holidays. Up to 14 young people will take part in the course and the young people will get the opportunity to participate in activities such as Hose and Ladder drills learn Search and rescue techniques use equipment to extract casualties from a car in a road traffic collision scenario and take part in a water rescue session amongst other team building challenges. Young people completing the programme will gain an AQA Award. A total of 6 instructors will be used to deliver the course all with operational firefighting experience. This is to follow Health and Safety and Risk Assessment guidelines to ensure a high instructor to young person ratio is adhered to when using potentially dangerous firefighting equipment. Activities will be accessible and inclusive as the Youth Intervention Coordinator will work with referral partners such as Youth Offending Team CAMHS local secondary Schools to identify young people who are going to benefit most from the course and identify any support needs that need to be put in place to ensure all young people can fully take part in the course. As we are targeting young people from vulnerable groups we want to offer this opportunity to those young people who would not normally get the chance to engage in these types of activities. All sessions and activities will be free of charge and transport will be provided to and from sessions that take place outside of the Warminster Area Board locality e.g. the water rescue session. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service currently recruit train and support a number of volunteers across all aspects of their work. All volunteers are DBS checked prior to commencing their volunteering role. Volunteers wishing to support the programme will be encouraged to do so and will be supported by the Youth Intervention Coordinator during sessions. The project will involve community engagement by inviting local organisations partners and clubs to attend the Pass Out Parade which celebrates the young peoples achievements and successes.

8. Safeguarding
Please tell us about how you will protect and safeguard young people in your project (You must address all of the following):

  • Please evidence your commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • How do you make sure staff and volunteers understand their safeguarding responsibilities?
  • Are staff and volunteers Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and do you hold a central record of this as well as details of staff references.
  • Who in your organisation is ultimately responsible for safeguarding?
  • How do you ensure that young people are kept safe online when accessing your services?
As a Service we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and young people. As an organisation we have identified key responsibilities around safeguarding including promoting a culture of listening to young people and taking account of their wishes and feelings both in individual decisions and the development of services putting in place arrangements which set out clearly the processes for sharing information with other professionals and the Local Safeguarding Children Board and having safe recruitment practices for individuals whom the organisation will permit to work regularly with young people including policies on when to obtain a criminal record check. Ensuring people are safe is at the forefront of our work as a Fire and Rescue Service and Safeguarding Children and Young People is an important aspect of this. All Staff and Instructors complete in house Safeguarding training which includes covering the organisations policies and procedures relating to safeguarding. All staff instructors and volunteers involved in our Salamander courses are DBS checked prior to starting post and HR hold a central record of references. In addition at the end of each session the Youth Intervention Coordinator and Instructors hold a debrief meeting to review the session where HS and Safeguarding are first on the agenda. We have a Safeguarding Team that consists of a number of Safeguarding Officers two Deputy Coordinators and Jo McGowan the Safeguarding Lead who has overall responsibility for safeguarding. We also have an out of hours Safeguarding contact to enable support to be provided outside of 9-5 hours. Young people wont have access to IT equipment to access the internet during the course however Wi-Fi maybe accessible at venues where the sessions take place. This could result in them being able to access the internet and social media during sessions through their own personal devices. Young people will be encouraged not to bring personal items with them but if they do then will be asked to put them away in lockers during activities to help minimise the risk of young people being unsafe online.

9. Monitoring your project
How will you know if your project has been successful?

Registers of attendance will be taken at all sessions so a high percentage of regular attendance will help us know if young people are enjoying the experience. In addition to this we monitor outcomes such as the number of accredited certificates awarded during the course. Soft outcomes are also monitored from information given by young people at the start and end of each programme and include personal development measures such as confidence leadership skills problem solving and ability to work as part of a team. All participants engaging with our programmes are offered the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience which helps us assess if the intervention has been a success but also allows to shape any changes required for future provision. Finally we will review the project with local partners who have referred young people to the project to assess the process and delivery methods.

10. Finance: if you are a new organisation and don't have accounts leave blank and tick box below

10a. Your Organisation's Finance:

Your latest accounts:

Total Income:

Total Expenditure:

Surplus/Deficit for the year:

Free reserves currently held:

Why can't you fund this project from your reserves:
As a Public Service we are responsible for a wide range of youth intervention activities and need to manage budgets accordingly. The service will be contributing over 25 percent of the project costs through reserves and in kind support.

We are a newly formed group and do not yet have published accounts: 

10b. Project Finance:

Part One: *required

Total Project cost help £6550.00  
Total required from Area Board £4000.00

Part Two: Please itemise your project expenditure and project income *required

Itemised Expenditure
eg Materials help
£ Itemised Income
eg Our reserves
£ Income confirmed?
Food and Refreshments £500.00 In Kind £720.00 yes
AQA Award £250.00 Our Reserves £1830.00 yes
Instructor Salaries and Expenses 6 Instructors £4000.00 £
Course equipment fuel materials and wear and tear on current appliances £600.00 £
Laundry costs of uniform and water rescue kit £120.00 £
Youth Intervention Coordinator staff time pre during and post course £720.00 £
Water Rescue session with external provider £360.00 £
Total £ Total £  

11. Have you or do you intend to apply for a grant for this project from another area board within this financial year?

12. Tick all the Area Boards to which you are intending to apply, including this one (You can apply to a maximum of 3 Area Boards for the same project in a financial year)
 Bradford on Avon
 Southern Wiltshire
 South West Wiltshire
 Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade


Supporting information

Do you have the following (please tick any that apply):
 Child Protection Policy
 Safeguarding Children
 Procedure for dealing with an allegation against a member of staff or a volunteer
 Complaints Procedure
 Public Liability Insurance
 Health & Safety
 Whistle blowing policy
 Internet use policy
 Annual Accounts
 Business/Project Plan (For projects where total project cost is over £50,000)

Legal declaration
 The information on this form is correct, that any award received will be spent on the activities specified.

Evaluation Received 15/10/2014 10:43:12

1.   I confirm that our project was completed in accordance with the conditions of the approved application.

2.   I confirm that all pictures, quotes, receipts and invoices are available for inspection upon request to prove the above.

3.   I confirm Wiltshire Council's financial support was acknowledged in our publicity, printed or website material.
Village Meetings 8th May & 9th October. Also Parish Magazine

4.   Our project was successful in delivering the proposed community benefits.

5.   The grant application process was.
very good

6.   Any further information that you would like to tell us about your project



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