Youth Voice Youth Choice
Following our Youth Ambassador meeting to discuss the Windsor and Maidenhead Youth Voice Youth Choice funding applications we received for this phase of funding, we are delighted to announce that online voting is now open.
Voting is now open online here and will remain open until 9am Monday 10 December so get voting.
After much discussion the Youth Ambassadors whittled down the applications to four in the following categories:
- Youth groups
- Targeted groups
Here are the shortlists for each category:
- Peer Education Project 2019 – This programme trains students in Year 11 on the effects and risks of drugs and alcohol and other risk taking behaviours. These young people then educate their peers throughout the school term
- Windsor RFC (minis section) – ‘Leave no one at home’ motto means the Club want to raise funds for 100 children to go on a rugby tour to Cirencester where they will play other teams, but also spend time learning about Roman times as it’s a Roman themed Tour
- 1st Old Windsor Brownies – A refurbishment of their hall means they are seeking funds to purchase a new fire door so that the Brownies can be safe and have sleepovers
Bray and Holyport Cub Group – They need funds to go to visit Lincolnshire Aviation Centre to learn all about war planes and they want to invite their friends from the Royal British Legion to join them
- Charters School Student Leadership Team – To purchase five new recycled benches for their Oasis Garden to enhance the area and encourage time spent in discussion and conversation, relaxation and being outdoors. (£1475)
- St Peter’s School – To purchase special bins that separate general waste from recyclable waste as there are only general waste bins in the school now. (£1500)
- Cheapside School Council – Need funding to repair their school’s Adventure Trail, purchase new equipment and to paint lines on their netball court. (£1400)
- Cox Green School – To purchase 30 Amazon Fire tablets for the benefit of research and designing products as there are no allocated computer rooms in the school. (£1500)
- Kickback – The Children in Care Council wish to undertake a project called ‘Who am I’, which will be a photography exhibition and will show these young people in a different light to the staff who work with them, as well as the general public. (£1500)
- Flying High Playscheme – To organise a day trip to London Zoo for children and young people who access the Flying High group and to give these young people an experience they would otherwise struggle to have without 1:1 support (£1500)
- Family Action Young Carers – To organise day trips to London Eye and River Boat, Dinton Pastures and Reading Football Club so that these young people can be kids for a day and not adults. (£1500)
- Esteem Seniors – To organise a residential trip for young people to stay away from home overnight, to work on our team building skills, confidence boosting and try new activities. (£1500)
The two groups with the highest number of votes will receive the funds they have requested.
The Awards Night to present cheques to the winners will be held in 4 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7 YR on 13 December from 6pm to 7pm.
For more information, contact: Elaine Keating, Youth Engagement Officer – email@example.com or 07824 865297.