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Positive Activities Grant (PAG)

The 2019 Positive Activities Grant is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth & Family Support (YFS) Service and is designed to benefit young people by grant aiding voluntary youth organisations who provide diversionary positive activity.

Please note: Applications for a 2019 PAG grant will be available from 5 November.

What is the Positive Activities Grant (PAG)?

The 2019 Positive Activities Grant is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth & Family Support (YFS) Service and is designed to benefit young people by grant aiding voluntary youth organisations who provide diversionary positive activity.

Please note: Applications for a 2019 PAG grant will be available from 5 November.

Who can apply for the grant?

Organisation’s must be a voluntary, not for profit and a member of SMILE Community Hive and have a Development Plan in place that includes the four aspects (Good Governance, Valuing People, Safe & Supported and Commitment to Quality) prior to the commencement of the project/provision. 

For sports groups you are required to be registered as an ERCAS (East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme) organisation through Sports, Play & Arts (ERYC)

Grants will only be allocated to organisations who will deliver positive activity to groups of young people living in the East Riding aged 9 – 19, or up to 24 with a learning disability.

Grants will not be awarded to individuals.

Applications are limited to only ONE per organisation.

What is the grant for?

This grant is for established voluntary youth organisations who wish to continue to deliver positive activity to young people in the East Riding. 

Please note: Maximum award is £2,000 per organisation.

What type of grants are available?

There are two bands of grant available:

  • Band A – For NEW Voluntary Youth  organisation’s that  deliver Positive Activities for young people  or  for an existing Voluntary Youth Organisation that has NOT previously been awarded a Positive Activity Grant; we particularly welcome applications from East Riding Town & Parish Councils wishing to establish new youth provision in their area  Maximum of two award’s of £5,000 each
  • Band B – For established Voluntary Youth organisations and organisations that have previously been awarded a Positive Activity Grant who wish to continue to deliver positive activity to young people in the East Riding. Maximum of fifteen awards up to £1,999

How do I become a Member of the SMILE Community Hive?

To become a member of Smile Community Hive please visit the SMILE website below and sign up before 31 January 2019:

SMILE website (external website)

Alternatively contact Nick Middleton:

Tel: 01482 806226

Email: hive@heysmilefoundation.org

How do we become registered as an ERCAS organisation?

Applicants from sport projects are required to be registered as an ERCAS (East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme) organisation through the Sports, Play & Arts team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Please contact Tracey Topliss - prior to application:

Tracey Topliss

Email: tracey.topliss@eastriding.gov.uk 
Tel: 01482 392523

If your current registration expires between November 2018 and March 2019, you must re-register ERCAS for your application to be considered. 

How are applications scored?

Applications will be scored on the following basis:

  • Evidence that there is need for the project/activity and that young people have been consulted and have helped shape the application – up to 20 marks.
  • From Voluntary Youth organisations that can deliver provision for targeted and vulnerable* young people or the proposed activity – up to 10 marks. 
  • If the Project / activity is delivered in an area of  high urban or rural deprivation  within the East Riding will be awarded: 
  • 10 marks for being projects in areas of a deprivation within the top 10% of most deprived areas.
  • 5 marks for being projects in areas of a deprivation within the 11 to 20% of most deprived areas.
  • 3 marks for being projects in areas of a deprivation within the 21 to 30% of most deprived area

All grants must be spent in the 2019/20 financial year; any monies not spent will need to be returned to ERYC.

Please note: we may be oversubscribed with applications and the above scoring process will be used to decide the successful Grant Awards.

* Targeted and Vulnerable young people includes,  Looked After Child (LAC), Children in Need (CIN), Young People who are either Fostered or Adopted,  Young Carers, SEND, LGBT, Travellers, Young Offenders, Young People who are part of the Support Families programme.

How can my organisation apply?

Applicants from youth projects are required to be a member of Smile Community Hiveand have a Development Plan.

To become a member of Smile Community Hive please visit the SMILE website below and sign up before 31 January 2019:

SMILE website (external website)

Tel: 01482 806226
Email: hive@heysmilefoundation.org

Sports projects

Applicants from sport projects are required to be registered as an ERCAS (East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme) organisation through Sports, Play & Arts (ERYC); this needs to be completed by 31 January 2019.

Please contact Tracey Topliss:

Email: tracey.topliss@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: 01482 392523

Any organisation that has not become a Member of the Smile Community Hive or registered with Sports, Play & Arts by 31 January 2019 will not be eligible for a PAG award.

Next steps

Once registered you should complete the PAG application form online using the link below:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Grant Application Portal

Once registered on the site, users can apply for Council funding schemes and carry out searches for other sources of funding.

Information on accessing and submitting online application forms can be found by clicking on the link below:

Guide to accessing and submitting online application forms (pdf 223kb opens in new window)

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2019

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Darron Lawler at darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk

What are the key dates in the Positive Activities Grant (PAG) process?

Below are the key dates that form the PAG application timeline:

2019 PAG Awards Open for applications and support to Organisations considering a PAG application commences

5 November 2018

Application and Registration Deadline

31 January 2019

PAG Awarding Panel considers applications

Early February 2019

Grant letters sent to successful applicants and unsuccessful applicants  notified

Mid – Late February 2019

PAG Presentation Evening

Mid March 2019

Positive Activities Projects / Activities commence

1st April 2019

Who decides where the Positive Activities Grant funding is awarded?

The members of the PAG Award Panel are as follows:

  • An independent representative working in the voluntary sector;
  • A member of East Riding Funding Team;
  • The YFS Partnerships & Participation Strategic Manager;
  • A young person.

Which organisations have been successful previously?

The 2018 PAG awards were distributed to 19 organisations across the East Riding. The successful organisations were:

  • 2020 Community Sport £2000 to deliver table cricket sessions in Bridlington,
  • 2020 Community Sport £1748 to deliver bowls sessions in Goole,
  • Barnados DSI Services £2000 for a residential,
  • Bridlington Cricket Club £1260 to provide cricket competitions,
  • Castaway Music Theatre £1800 to support a musical production,
  • Castaway Music Youth £1887 for musical equipment,
  • Driffield Youth Action £2000 to support a youth club and excursions,
  • ERVAS £2000 to create volunteering opportunities for young people,
  • Goole Community Group £2000 to support youth projects,
  • Gilberdyke Parish Council £800 to support summer excursions,
  • Gilberdyke Parish Council £800 to support the youth club,
  • Hessle Youth Action £2000 to support the youth club,
  • Hornsea Town Council Youth Club £2000 to support the youth club,
  • HOSM Kids Club £2000 to support the kids club,
  • New Life Goole £2,000 to support the youth club,
  • Newport Parish Council £1200 to support summer excursions,
  • Newport Parish Council £1200 to support the youth club,
  • New Life Outreach £2000 to support outreach workers in Goole,
  • The Park, Kilnwick £2000 to buy equipment.

Where can I get further information?

For further information please contact Darron Lawer on:

Mobile: 07796 697940

Email: darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk