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New round of R Time funding announced for youth of Stockport

New round of R Time funding announced for youth of Stockport

The aim of R Time is to support and inspire young people to make decisions and take action which will positively affect their communities and the people that live in them

Community groups, young people and youth projects in Stockport have the opportunity to fund activities for their community through the R Time programme.

The R Time programme has opened a new round of funding today for Special Projects. Young people can put forward ideas that will be positive and fun, with the best applications getting off-the-ground through this funding round.The aim of R Time is to support and inspire young people to make decisions and take action which will positively affect their communities and the people that live in them. Therefore, applications must be shaped by young people although adults can provide some assistance; this will ensure the wants and needs of young people are met. Creating a sustainable approach to provision in the borough based on what young people have identified themselves.

The programme has seen activities like gardening, online nutritional courses, COVID activity packs, podcasting and music workshops delivered in Brinnington, Marple and Romiley respectively through earlier rounds.

This round of funding will build on that offer by delivering a diverse range of opportunities, including access to training and volunteering.

The funding aims to reduce anti-social behaviour, a primary goal of R Time, which is jointly managed by Life Leisure, the Stockport Youth Justice and Targeted Youth Support Services and Stockport Homes Group.

Cllr Amanda Peers said:

“This is a great opportunity for young people to lead on positive change in their community, the funding covers a range of possibilities and I would encourage the young people of Stockport to be innovative, and generate ideas that develop new skill sets, enhance their education or create spaces for self expression.”

For more information on how to apply visit the R Time website. Applications close Friday 24th June 5pm.

If you want more information about who can apply and for guidance and criteria please click here https://www.lifeleisure.net/active-communities-team/r-time/ 

To apply for the funding please click here https://form.jotform.com/211444153542043 

Find out more about the latest R Time activities available for young people to take part in from Life Leisure Facebook or visit Instagram.

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