Don’t miss out on £9,000 of funding for YOUR youth project – apply to Go Kids Go! now

PUBLISHED: 17:30 17 July 2017

The Weston Lion's Club 'Go Kids Go!' presentations.

The Weston Lion's Club 'Go Kids Go!' presentations.

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There is less than a week left in which to apply for your share of a £9,000 pot of cash to support your youth group.

Go Kids Go! is back for 2016. Go Kids Go! is back for 2016.

Go Kids Go! has £9,000 to give away to youth groups in Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding villages this year.

Dozens of organisations, ranging from schools and scout groups to drama clubs and schemes to teach boxing to toddlers, have applied for grants of between £200 and £2,000 this year, but there is still time to apply to get your hands on a share of the cash.

MORE: Hope Go Kids Go! cash will benefit two children’s drama groups.

Weston Lions President Grant Parris presenting £300 to 3rd Weston (St Paul's) Cub Pack. Weston Lions President Grant Parris presenting £300 to 3rd Weston (St Paul's) Cub Pack.

Go Kids Go! is in its sixth year and has so far given away £60,000 to benefit thousands of children in the area.

The scheme has helped to pay for new playgrounds, bought tents to enable children go on their first camps with scouting and the guiding groups, and paid for hundreds of pieces of sports equipment for Weston’s budding athletes.

The project is run by Weston Lions Club and the Mercury and is supported by donations from local businesses.

Children at Kewstoke Primary School with hop-skotch and playground art funded by Go Kids Go! Children at Kewstoke Primary School with hop-skotch and playground art funded by Go Kids Go!

This year Go Kids Go! has been backed by the Grand Pier, the Mead Group, Mayfair Estate Agents, the Howard Group, Lambtrad – which operates Weston’s McDonald’s restaurants – Crosville Motor Services and the Nightingale Group.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday.

MORE: Guiding and scouting groups bid for slice of Go Kids Go! fund.

Pupils on outdoor play area which was partly funded by Go Kids Go! Pupils on outdoor play area which was partly funded by Go Kids Go!

Malcolm Timmis from the Lions club is urging more people to apply for a grant so the project can help as many people as possible.

He told the Mercury: “We’ve received dozens of applications for Go Kids Go! grants this year, which is absolutely fantastic, but I would still urge anyone considering applying to make sure they go for it.

“We love reading through everyone’s applications, and it is always a tough choice, but it is great to know Go Kids Go! is helping so many organisations in and around Weston to fund their inspiring projects working with young people.”

Individuals, not-for-profit organisations and groups can apply for grants ranging between £200 and £2,000 to help pay for new equipment, camping gear, instruments, sports kit and much more.

You can download a Go Kids Go! application form here.

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