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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Youth Mayor's Fund launched

Members of Lambeth’s Youth Council launched the 2011 Lambeth Youth Mayor’s Fund this week with a special ‘give-away’ in Brixton town centre.

The Youth Mayor’s Fund is £25,000 which is available to help improve things to do and places to go for young people in Lambeth.

Last year, Lambeth’s former Youth Mayor Darren Tenkorang used the Fund to support:

A sailing trip for young people working with the Flipside project in Brixton
A summer playscheme for young people at the Knights Youth Centre in Streatham
A youth club for LGBT young people based at the Terence Higgins Trust in Waterloo
A young peoples’ photography project based at the Old Library Centre in West Norwood
A young peoples’ film school based at Code 7 in Oval; and
A boxing club for students at Lambeth Academy school in Clapham

This year’s Youth Mayor, 16-year-old David Oyedele said: “After last year’s successful projects, we hope to move forward and progress with the year’s Fund. I would like to give the youth the opportunity to express their own ideas, and maximise the power and unity that young people have”.

The Fund is open to anyone aged 13-19, who lives or studies in Lambeth, and forms can be downloaded from the Youth Mayor’s website at www.YouthMayor4Lambeth.com.

Applications can be for any amount up to £6000, and must be supported by a local youth organisation (school, college, youth club, youth project or church).

The deadline for funding applications is 7 June 2011, and funding decisions will be announced on 7 July.

For more information about the Fund visit www.YouthMayor4Lambeth.com, or contact Lambeth Youth Council on 07506 676 266.

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