GROUPS helping to create stronger communities and break down barriers among young people are being invited to apply for grants.

The funding is aimed at developing community cohesion, and is divided into two separate strands.

Stronger Communities

We want to support all our communities to become stronger and to celebrate all that is great about Middlesbrough. Can you help to create fairer, safer and stronger communities for all?

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support local voluntary, faith and community groups to deliver relevant projects.

Closing date for applications 31/07/18

Youth Offer

Grants of between £200 and £1,000 are available to enhance community cohesion among young people, break down of barriers and address preconceptions.

It’s a chance for young people come up with creative initiatives, working with local groups, the wider community of Middlesbrough or even nationally. Closing date for applications 31/07/18

Councillor Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said: “Middlesbrough’s great strength is the vibrancy and diversity of its many communities, and the way they interact with and support one another.

“We are always looking to support initiatives that help to foster inclusivity and cohesion, and these grants have the potential to make a real difference.

“They could provide the spark for a ground-breaking project – I look forward to following the progress of the successful applications.”

  • For more information and application forms, email Sharon Barker atsharon_barker@middlesbrough.gov.uk or write to Sharon Barker, Market Management Officer, Commissioning (Prevention), PO Box 505, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 2FZ.