OVER £70,000 of funding is now available for activity programmes during the school summer holidays in Kirklees.
Kirklees Council’s Young People’s Service and Kirklees Aiming High for Disabled Children Short Breaks programme have joined forces to allocate the money.
It has been allocated to the Young People’s Holiday Activity Programme, which is designed to help local youngsters stay busy in the summer with sport, recreation, adventure activities, green projects and the arts.
Groups in the voluntary and community sector are now being invited to apply for funding and provide summer holiday activities that are free of charge.
Projects need to cover age ranges eight-12 and 13-19, but the age limit rises to 25 for disabled people.
Activities funded in the past include young people with autism, and their siblings and friends, attending a programme of recreational activities that they could enjoy together.
There was also a four-night residential visit to Bradley Woods which introduced 23 young people from Mirfield, London Park Estate and Dewsbury Moor to adventure activities.And other youngsters enjoyed cricket skills and multi-sports sessions.
Organisations can apply for funding up to April 30. Packs are available, which include the different types of activity, an application form and more details about the funding.
For details go to www.kirklees.gov.uk/ypholidayactivities, email firstname.lastname@example.org (with the word ‘pack’ in the subject box) or call 01484 225044.