Voluntary groups in Wolverhampton are being invited to apply for #YES funding to deliver activities for children and young people as part of the Yo! Wolves half term programme.

The next round of 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.

The activities will form part of the October Yo! Wolves half term holiday offer to the city’s children and young people and will be featured on the Yo! Wolves website.

The application process is open until midday on Tuesday 20 September. To find out more and apply, please visit #YES Youth Engagement Strategy.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People. said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the next round of #YES funding which will help ensure that youngsters have a range of activities to keep themselves occupied during the October half term break.

“I would encourage any voluntary organisation in Wolverhampton which provides services to young people and meets the application criteria to apply for this funding to help them deliver some fantastic activities for our city's children.”

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, the Culture and Diversity Group, HY5 (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Forum), the Children in Care Council (CiCC) and the Local Youth Ambassador Groups.

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