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Local Youth Grant Detail

Started on: 19/01/2019 14:16:22

ID: 658

Current Status: Funds Transferred

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

Current Case Notes

06/02/2019 10:15:48 Funds transferred, please allow up to 28 days for the funds to reach your account.

04/02/2019 13:54:44 BACS Received

04/02/2019 12:25:16 Acceptance Received. Now awaiting BACS detail.

04/02/2019 12:05:44 £5,000 Approved

21/01/2019 09:25:47 Application to be considered at Area Board meeting on 30.1.19, 6.30pm at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury

21/01/2019 09:25:07 Application received

1. Project title? (Max. 8 words Eg. Tinkleton Village Youth Transport Project)
Seeds4Success - Local Youth Action Scheme

2. Project summary: (100 words)
We would like to deliver a local youth action scheme for young people in South West Wiltshire who are leaving school year 11 or 12 or the equivalent age. Through participation in this programme young people will develop their personal and practical skills enhance their knowledge achieve a range of qualifications and awards and engage in the design and delivery of projects to benefit the local community. There will be a greater number of young people empowered to volunteer in the local community and these individuals will feel better supported to make a successful transition to further education training or employment.

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

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

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 6EP

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?
Supporting young people to transition into further education training or employment is a priority identified by the Seeds4Success youth committee. Some of the members have been home educated or struggled with mainstream education and they place a high value on the accredited outcomes they have achieved through opportunities provided by enhanced National Citizen Service NCS programme delivered by S4S citing this experience and the awards they gained as the reason they have been able to get into college or gain a job.In recent years the NCS Trusts focus nationally has shifted from supporting the personal development of young people to maximising the number of young people they can push through the programme. This has meant that those in most in need of the opportunity have not been taking it up through the mass recruitment in school assembly. There has also been a huge amount of pressure on providers to fill their teams regardless of the needs of the individuals they are supporting and there was no flexibility in the template to adapt for special circumstance. S4S has historically targeted young people with additional needs such as learning difficulties lack of confidence rural isolation and those not in Education Employment and Training NEET and we have achieve great results with these individuals. However feedback from young people who have engaged in this programme over the past 3 years has informed our decision to pilot our own alternative programme designed by these young people that they believe better suits the needs of those harder to reach individuals. The young people leading this new initiative have spoken to previous NCS graduates to gain their views an opinions about the new project and have been discussing peers who they know of locally who they feel should be targetted for a space on the scheme. The original programme began with a 5 day outdoor activity residential however the feedback was that this should be at the end of the new scheme as it was a reward and it would be less of a barrier by the end for those who were less confident. The emphasis on team building skill development and social action are still the driving forces behind the S4S Local Youth Action Scheme LYAS however there have been changes to remove barriers and to reduce costs.The proposed programme will include 2 taster engagement days where young people can come along and try some activities and find out about the project. These will take place in the Easter and spring half term holidays. There will be 3 days of team building activities in June once all the GCSEs are over. There will be 5 days of skills development activity run from Mere Youth Centre this will enable young people to gain qualifications or awards in Food Safety First Aid Leadership and volunteering. After this there will be 6 - 8 days where young people will plan and run a project or a number of activities that will benefit the local community. The final element will be an outdoor activity residential in Pembrokeshire where young people will be able to celebrate their achievements support each other to face challenges and overcome fears and enjoy a range of new experiences together as a team. This programme will take place before the school summer holidays commence and then it is hoped that some of the young people will use these new skills or qualifications to access further volunteering or employment locally.We aim to find 12 young people to form a team for the LYAS and they will be supported by a minimum of 2 peer leaders who have engaged in NCS in previous years. Young people will be targeted through existing S4S activities as well as through local schools home education networks and other professions supporting hard to reach groups. We will meet with young people prior to any engagement in the programme to identify any barriers to participation and work with them to find ways to over come these. Transport is always a barrier in this area so we will ensure that transport is provided to those who need it. The social action element of the programme will engage young people in the planning and delivery of a project or a range of activities that will benefit the local community and thus volunteering and community involvement essential. We will not make a charge to participants as we know this is a barrier instead we will ask that young people take an active part in fundraising as part of the social action project. S4S is inclusive in all it activities with staff going out of their way to identify and recruit young people who we know are not just likely to turn up unsupported to a access session. We will liaise with other partners working with young people locally to ensure we can identify those who will really benefit from the opportunity whilst ensuring there is a mix of young people with differing needs and backgrounds as this is important for a successful team. Young people will speak to members of the community when planning their social action project identifying local needs and designing an activity to address this need.

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?
Seeds4Success has a safeguarding Children Policy which is reviewed annually and this is discussed with staff at induction during supervision and at staff meetings. All staff volunteers and trustees for S4S have completed safeguarding training and have current DBS checks and these are updated every 3 years. There is a clear line of reporting of any safeguarding concerns within the charity. There is an identified lead professional and a lead trustee with responsibility for safeguarding which all staff volunteers and young leaders are aware of.We deliver safeguarding training to our young leaders annually.We have a social networking policy as well as an IT and e-safety Policy. All young people are required to sign acceptable use policies when accessing the internet at our projects. We regularly discuss online safety in our youth work sessions and this is something that the young leaders also speak to junior members about.

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

We will measure our success through speaking to participants about their personal development and achievement. There will be clear tangible outputs such as numbers of young people taking part achieving qualifications and awards etc. We will also record soft outcomes such as increases in confidence trying new activities gaining new skills increased team work etc. The outcome of the social action project will also be a clear way to measure success.

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 growing charity which employs a number of staff our finance policy stipulates that we most hold between 4-6 months running costs in free reserves in the event of the charity ceasing to operate. Our monthly operating costs sit between 5 6 thousand pounds and thus our reserves our required for these purposes.

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

10b. Project Finance:

Part One: *required

Total Project cost help £14803.68  
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?
Service Manager - 28 days @ £172.56 £4831.68 The Blagrave Trust £4831.68 yes
Assistant Youth Worker - 20 days @ £95.10 £1902.00 Joanie Fund £2972.00
8 sessions of outdoor activities in Pembrokeshire for 12 team members and 2 peer leaders £1800.00 local fundraising / our reserves £2000.00 yes
4 nights accomodation in Pembrokeshire for team £1400.00 £
transport costs 1800 miles @ 45p per mile £820.00 £
volunteer costs support with cooking on resi £100.00 £
accreditation costs £1500.00 £
2 x activity taster days for up to 15 yp each £700.00 £
3 x team building days for 12 team members and 2 peer leaders £750.00 £
food, refreshments & misc programme costs £1000.00 £
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 09/10/2014 14:33:48

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.
by word of mouth to w.c.c. members and w.p.c. i think it has also,or is about to be put on our web-site

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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