Government Announces £16.5 Million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund (UK)
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced an emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations.
£16.5 million will be available through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund for grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations across the UK. The funding will be allocated from the government’s £750 million package of support, of which more than £60 million has already been provided to organisations working with vulnerable children and young people.
Further details, including eligibility and how to apply, are due to be announced soon.
Did you know that the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced plans for a Youth Assembly?
Please share with any young people aged between 14 and 25.
What is a Youth Assembly?
The Youth Assembly is exactly that… an Assembly for Youth - a platform designed to be used by young people to have their voices heard. The core age range of the members will be 13 to 17, but there will be an upper age limit of 21 to ensure diverse representation. The Youth Assembly will provide young people with direct access to the decision-makers at the heart of our democracy.
Just as with the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Youth Assembly will have 90 members. It will hold committee meetings to deal with specific issues, sessions will be presided over by the Speaker, and debates will most likely take place in the Assembly Chamber in Parliament Buildings.
What’s happening now?
The Youth Assembly is still at a very early stage – a lot of details still need to be ironed out, but that’s on purpose! We want young people to help shape and develop how the Youth Assembly will work, what issues it will deal with, and how.
Young people in Northern Ireland will be the driving force behind how the Youth Assembly is established and developed. The idea for a Youth Assembly here has been in development for some time. We’ve looked at other youth forums and spoken to people involved in the youth sector and voluntary and community groups about how it will work. But, in order to help shape the Youth Assembly’s work, we really need young people to get involved.
The first step is to get yourself on our mailing list and we’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know. Check out the web page and sign up here.
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Opportunity for unpaid community workers and people volunteering across Northern Ireland
Eden Project Communities host a wide range of online community conversations and you are invited to join in Whether you organise community events, groups or simply help people locally – this could be a great opportunity for you to meet and share ideas with others. (all online for now)
There is a range of things available) and regularly updated on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheBigLunchNorthernIreland/events/admin/
There is also a 6 week certified online community camp for volunteers and more information is available here: https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/community-camps
The Market Place Theatre Workshops are back with all the necessary Social Distancing and precautions in place.
They're back... The Market Place Theatre's full programme of interactive workshops is back to bring a bit of sunshine to Autumn 2020. It's time to get out, get creative and get happy!
From soap making to embroidery, make-up to leather work, flower arranging to cake decorating, we're got it all. We know how much participants love these interactive experiences, so with limited numbers, you'll have to book fast!
For more information on our full programme of workshops CLICK HERE