Grants to help Wyre youngsters develop skills

Two young people's groups in Wyre are sharing a £3,000 cash boost.

Friday, 19th January 2018, 3:00 pm
Updated Friday, 19th January 2018, 3:05 pm
Fleetwood Sea Cadets have received a 1,600 grant

Lancashire County Council has handed out £1,400 to Explorer Scouts to buy new camping equipment, while Fleetwood Sea Cadets have received £1,600 to buy kayaks, paddles and other equipment.

More than £6,000 has been handed out in total, also including £1,400 to Carers Link Lancashire for a three-day activity workshop for young carers.

County Coun Susie Charles, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “We’re pleased to fund these groups, which provide important community activities for young people across Lancashire.

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“They give opportunities to socialise, be more active and develop vital skills that will help them to grow their confidence and become more independent.

“Everyone involved with these groups does a fantastic job. I’m pleased that young people who sit on local youth councils have recommended the projects to us for approval.

“Any groups that are interested in applying for funding should contact their local district youth council.”

Lancashire County Council’s family and wellbeing service has made £111,000 grant funding available for young people’s groups in 2017/18.