Voluntary groups working with children and young people in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to apply for #YES funding to deliver activities, workshops and projects before this Friday’s deadline (30 April).

Funding is available for projects which meet any of the 3 priorities featured in the city’s Youth Engagement Strategy, #YES – Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being You.

To find out more and download application forms, please visit Youth Engagement Strategy

Mark Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive of the City of Wolverhampton’s Council, said: “I would encourage any voluntary organisation in Wolverhampton which provides services to young people and meets the application criteria to apply for this funding. It is a great opportunity for local organisations to get support to provide activities that will benefit young people in the city.” 

Organisations which want to submit an application form, or have any queries on the application process, are invited to email #yes@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

The funding has been announced by the Youth Engagement Strategic Board, which comprises representatives from different youth voice groups in the city, such as Wolverhampton Youth Council, Culture & Diversity Group, HY5 (SEND Forum), Children in Care Council (CiCC) and the Local Youth Ambassador Groups.

The board, which was launched in November 2020, is supported by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Co-production and Youth Engagement Team and plays an integral role in ensuring that #YES is delivered in co-production with young people and other voluntary organisations across the city.