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Published by Bobbie H for City West Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities

Young people in Salford who want to make a difference in their communities could be quids in thanks to City West Housing Trust.

The social landlord has announced the latest round of funding in its Quids 4 Kids Youth Fund, which sets aside £5000 to help young people and youth groups across Salford kick-start life-changing projects.

The Quids 4 Kids Youth Fund was set up by City West’s Youth Empowerment Panel (YEP) in 2012, and has so far helped 16 community projects and young people looking to make a positive impact on their neighbourhoods.

The panel, which is made up of 30 City West customers aged between 11 and 24, was established to give a voice to young people living in Salford on how their communities are managed, and will make the final decision on how the fund is spent.

David Cummins, Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods at City West, said: “We want to ensure that all our customers have a say in how their neighbourhoods are run, and it is vital that we empower young people to take part in those decisions.

“Our Quids 4 Kids Youth Fund goes a long way in helping to achieve that, and gives young people the chance to make a real impact in their communities.

“I look forward to seeing the projects that receive the funding, and hearing about the great things they are able to achieve.”

Previous successful projects that have been supported by the youth fund include sign language courses, a newly established youth club, Zumba classes and canoeing sessions. The Fund has also helped young people to gain food hygiene, football coaching and lifeguard qualifications.

The first round of funding applications is now open until September 12 for young people living in Swinton, Little Hulton, Walkden and Worsely.

The second round of funding – for young people in Eccles, Irlam or Candishead – opens on November 1 and closes on December 1.

For more information, or to apply for the funding, please visit http://www.citywesthousingtrust.org.uk/quids-4-kids-youth-fund or email involved@citywest.org.uk.    

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