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Local Youth Grant Detail

Started on: 17/12/2018 09:03:16

ID: 649

Current Status: Funds Transferred

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

Current Case Notes

25/02/2019 11:55:18 Funds transferred, please allow up to 28 days for the funds to reach your account.

22/02/2019 14:34:23 BACS Received

15/02/2019 15:19:15 Acceptance Received. Now awaiting BACS detail.

15/02/2019 12:09:15 It was agreed at the Area Board meeting on the 14th February 2019 and at the recommendation of the LYN to award the sum of £3963

31/01/2019 09:22:55 It was agreed at the LYN on the 29th January 2019 (also taking into consideration the recommendation of the students from Kingdown school) to put forward 2 options, option a to discuss the possibility of receiving the shortfall from the Community Budget towards this project or option b to allocate the sum of £3963.00

17/12/2018 09:53:47 Application meets the criteria of the Community Youth Grant and responds the JSA outcomes of the Community Matters Event for Warminster CA

1. Project title? (Max. 8 words Eg. Tinkleton Village Youth Transport Project)
Improving mental health and wellbeing for Warminster children

2. Project summary: (100 words)
We are asking for a grant of 5000.With this we could employ 2 school counsellors for one year. One female counsellor to work for 2 hours on a Monday and one male counsellor to work for 2 hours on a Friday.We would like one of these hours to be used for booked counselling sessions and one of these hours to be used for an open drop-in session for students who may need to see someone more urgently.

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.)

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)
Focus on mental health and wellbeing.

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?
Statistics taken from YoungMinds 20181 in 10 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder thats roughly 3 children in every classroom.Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14.1 in 12 young people self-harm at some point in their lives though there is evidence that this could be a lot higher.3 in 4 children with a diagnosable mental health condition do not get access to the support that they need.CAMHS are turning away nearly a quarter 23 of children referred to them for treatment by concerned parents GPs teachers and others.Just 0.7 of the NHS budget is spent on childrens mental health The waiting list to see a school counsellor is on average 6 8 weeks.We cannot offer week-long support. The beginning and end of the week is currently uncovered.We do not have a male school counsellor.Our list of referrals to the school counsellor is growing.At recent house councils each of our 6 houses independently raised concerns about the waiting time to see a school counsellor.We have a new student Wellbeing Action Group who meet regularly to discuss priorities of mental health and wellbeing at Kingdown. Their current project is to develop the application for the Local Youth Network for counselling provision at Kingdown. They have met to discuss needs to prepare a presentation if needed and are willing to meet with members of the panel to discuss.

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?
We have a safeguarding and child protection policy in place at Kingdown. All volunteers and employees left alone with students are required to be subject to DBS checks. A robust safeguarding team are in place all whom have been trained by the Wiltshire Safeguarding Childrens Board course.

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

We will continue to use an evaluation process with students before during and after their counselling sessions interventions.We will also continue to discuss provision with house councils across the school and our Wellbeing Action group.Future decisions about provision for mental health and wellbeing in school will continue to be made jointly with students and staff.

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:

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

10b. Project Finance:

Part One: *required

Total Project cost help £5000.00  
Total required from Area Board £5000.00

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

Itemised Expenditure
eg Materials help
£ Itemised Income
eg Our reserves
£ Income confirmed?
Counsellor (male) £2500.00 £
Counsellor (female) £2500.00 £
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 13/10/2014 15:14:46

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.
EVery bit of reporting we do locally we mention where the money has come from and our thanks for that. Will do blog later this week, need another photo.

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
Our community groups, Ashton Street Daycare Centre and Dorothy House are over the moon with the things we have provided. When we do our report at your meeting we will bring photos and perhaps a representative of these groups to tell you about their projects.



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