Youth organisation applies for funding from the council

Keith Baker plays golf with Ashden Noice-Smith during a play ranger session at Tanners Gate in Locks Heath last year
Keith Baker plays golf with Ashden Noice-Smith during a play ranger session at Tanners Gate in Locks Heath last year
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AN ORGANISATION that holds events for young people could receive more than £4,000 from the council.

Y Services, based in Fareham, put in an application to receive £4,481 towards its youth projects.

The grant will be rewarded through the council’s Community Fund Programme which awards money to groups and organisations in the area.

Y Services provides outreach and youth work sessions for young people primarily between the ages of 11 and 19-years-old.

One of their projects is Play Rangers, which in association with Fareham Borough Council, provides fun activities for young people during the Easter and summer holidays.

The events range from crafts and sports to games and other outdoors fun.

And, with the money from the council, they could improve three of their primary locations.

Councillor Katrina Trott supported the application for the funding.

She said: ‘Y Services is a great organisation that cares for young people.

‘Hampshire County Council cut their services so it is important that they have money to carry on.

‘Their centre in my ward, on Trinity Street, is great and it is important that young people have activities to keep them busy.

‘I used to be a teacher and I think young people should have things to do instead of staying in and watching television all day.’

The first location, X-Perience Young Persons Centre, on Trinity Street, will benefit from the grant by having a new pool table installed.

Their current one is popular with the children that use the centre but it is a hire and needs to be returned to the company.

The Genesis Youth Centre, on Centre Way, will also have money put into it.

Y Services plans to buy outdoor equipment to use during the summer and at the Access all Areas Sessions.

They also plan to buy craft activities for their summer programme.

The final site that they are looking to upgrade is their Odyssey site, in Portchester.

With the £4,481 they would like to purchase new arts and crafts activities and music resources for the Thursday Jammit session.

They would also like to purchase aprons and utensils for use at cooking classes.

The call-in period for the decision is May 6.