Community groups working with young people in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble are to benefit from over £6,500 in grants.
County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, Lancashire’s new Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, has approved grants to a number of organisations including a sailing association and an organisation working with homeless young people.
All grants are made on the recommendation of the local Youth Council for the district.
County Coun Tomlinson said: “It is always good to be able to help small voluntary organisations and individual young people under our small grants programme.
“These groups support young people in a variety of ways, from providing vital supp! ort for those who are in urgent need of assistance to using the outdoors to help them build their skills and confidence.”
Groups to benefit from the grants include: Lancashire School Sailing Association, Preston and South Ribble who were awarded £475 towards an event at Lancashire County Council’s Tower Wood outdoor education centre.
Shotta TV were awarded £960 towards developing and continuing online broadcasting activities with young people in the Brookfield, Grange and Greenlands areas of Preston.
And KEY in Chorley and South Ribble was given £2,000 towards refurbishing the charity’s new premises to provide a welcoming space for homeless young people who are often in considerable distress.
Charities and community organisations can apply for the grants. Applications are considered by Youth Councils.