Fund now seek bids for its cash

A FUND providing opportunities for young people is looking to help more groups and organisations.

The Widening Horizons 4 All Fund, administered by North Tyneside Council, has £80,000 to develop sports, arts, dance or music projects in the borough.

Applicants will need to show how their project will increase the number of young people involved in cultural activities and how funding would result in longer-term community benefits.

Coun Pam McIntyre, cabinet member for engagement and the environment, said: “The main aim is to help develop projects that will benefit the young people of the borough.

“The successful projects will give our young people the chance to try new things, learn new skills and play their part in their community.

“We’re also keen to increase activities for young people during the school holidays and outside the normal school day.”

The panel is particularly keen to hear from projects that will increase the number of young people taking part in sporting or cultural activities, those seeking to improve community cohesion, and projects that either encourage volunteering or help to tackle alcohol or drugs misuse.

The closing date for applications is January 30.

Forms can be downloaded from www.northtyneside.gov.uk

For more information contact Bev Oakley on (0191) 643 7039 or e-mail bev.oakley@northtyneside.gov.uk

The panel will meet in February to discuss the various bids.