Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust to provide funding for youth schemes across north (From York Press)
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Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust to provide funding for youth schemes across north
9:11am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A PROJECT bearing the name of the Archbishop of York which aims to inspire young people to transform their communities is to provide funding for youth schemes across the north.
The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust, formed in 2009, will provide small amounts of funding to help young people “make a positive difference where they live”. The Trust has already developed a Young Leaders Award, with 60 schools and 8,000 students so far involved at Key Stage 3 and 4.
The awards will be extended to Key Stage 2 at primary schools in the spring and summer terms. Robin Rolls, the Trust’s director, said: “We have a limited grants programme and are particularly keen to hear from any projects between Nottingham and Carlisle.
“We welcome donations for specific projects and offer options like adopting a youth worker.”
The Archbishop, Dr John Sentamu, said: “I want my Youth Trust to send a message to passionate young people that they can make a positive difference in their local communities – they really can be the change we want to see, and while we may feel our own contribution is small, it is small drops of water which turn a water wheel.”
Applications must be received by May 31 and details are at abyyt.com
Meanwhile, the Archbishop will formally open Priory 900, a festival of special events celebrating 900 years since Bridlington Priory’s foundation, on March 24. He will preside at its Palm Sunday Communion Service, followed by a launch ceremony.