Voluntary youth organisations from Bridlington are celebrating after receiving grants at a ceremony hosted by the East Riding of Yorkshire youth and family support service.
Positive Activities Grants totalling £30,000 were awarded to successful youth organisations from across the county by the chairman of E.R.Y.C, Councillor Margaret Chadwick, at a ceremony at County Hall in Beverley.
Since 2013, E.R.Y.C. has provided £330,000 to help grow and develop a strong voluntary youth sector across the area. This investment has helped to create 53 new youth groups and support a further 152 youth groups over the last seven years.
Eighteen groups were supported by grants this year.
Councillor Chadwick said: “It was wonderful to meet recipients of the award who came from all over the East Riding. The awards will enable these groups to deliver positive activities to children and young people to help improve their personal, social and educational development, as well as providing some great fun activities.”
The successful bids support a wide range of activities including sports, trips out, youth projects and activities for young people with special education needs and disabilities.
The grants were awarded to voluntary not-for-profit youth organisations to expand the amount of positive activity available to young people in the East Riding.
Grants were awarded in the Bridlington area as follows:
Bridlington Rangers Football Team, £1,990 to help with the costs of running the football team and offer more opportunities to increase recruitment.
Bridlington Club for Young People, £1,997 to train more boxing coaches.
The Hang Out, Bridlington, £1,999.99 to help cover the costs of the youth project.