Filing and funding

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wow - yesterday was spent mainly doing filing and admin. It is amazing how quickly it builds up and you then avoid it. I have a volunteer who comes in one morning a week to help with the admin, and she is a legend. For the last few weeks we haven't been doing the filing as we have needed to do other things but yesterday we started at 10:00 and finished at 4:45. My filing cabinets and folders are all beautifully organised and there is now only about 15cm of filing left to do! We managed to get rid of lots of junk into the recycle bin - two bin bags worth to be precise.

In the evening we had a youth worker from the Council come and talk to the our groups about applying for some more funding.
The Youth Opportunities Fund and Youth Capital Fund has £90,000 available in Brentwood. My younger group (13-14 year olds) seem interested but can't be bothered to create the application. They started last night and have to finish it next week. On the other hand my older youth group (17-18 year olds) have just about finished their bid for about £11,000 of funding for things such as: food processor, digital scales, BBQ, laptop, photo printer, guitar, carpet, tables, subsidies for trips out and training. Just hope they don't expect too much following their success in the last funding bid.


For your project, how did you include 'groups on the fringe of mainstream services, eg, learning difficulties, travellers, young carers, young people in care, refugees, asylum seekers, homeless young people, young parents, or those in rural isolation??'

Ami said...
December 12, 2006 5:32 pm  

We were type of encouraged to look at that, but not to worry about it too much. There are very few groups in Brentwood who can meet any of those criteria, was the comment I heard. They are more interested in the links with Children Matter, and that the ideas come from the young people themselves - not the youth workers.

Hope that helps.

Chris said...
December 13, 2006 6:59 am  

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