Leader and Cabinet Members' Young Person Grant Scheme

The Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant Scheme is a monetary award to support children and young people aged from 15 (2020 - 2021 year 11) to 25, living in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin. In addition, if you are Telford and Wrekin Child in Care or Care Leaver who is currently not resident in the area, you are also eligible to apply.

This year’s grant scheme is for young people who require some funding to commence in or return to education, training or employment. Young people who are looking to set up or maintain their own enterprise / business can also apply for funding.

The scheme is seeking to provide funding to remove or reduce actual or perceived barriers to education, employment of training, and is open to children and young people across the following categories:

  • education, training and / or employment (for example, course costs, including University; post-graduate qualifications and PhD.)
  • equipment (such as, specialist clothing, interview clothing, tools)
  • travel
  • enterprise funding.

The scheme is open to young people who have a desire to commence in or return to education, employment, and training, but due to their/family’s circumstances are restricted or unable to fund the activity themselves. The panel is particularly keen to receive applications from children and young people who have the desire to overcome challenging circumstances to enable then to achieve their aspirations. Applications should provide evidence that there has been aspiration to seek financial support, to support the proposed endeavour, from other sources.

The scheme will provide grants of up to £500 per young person, to enable them to pursue their aspirations and goals and fulfil their potential. 

View details of previous awardees

Have you considered applying for alternative bursaries, funds or grants in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire?

Last updated: 08/07/2021 14:52

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