Youth groups can apply for £250 Money Pot grants

Community groups that benefit young people in East Hampshire can apply for grants of up to £250 to help pay for their activities.

Run by East Hampshire Youth Council (EHYC), the grants support existing or new community projects as long as they are used by young people in the district.

The deadline for applications to the fund, called Money Pot, is Friday 1 July 2016.

All applications will be considered and granted by the members of East Hampshire Youth Council.

Mathew Knight, the current chair of EHYC and previous money pot coordinator, said: “Last year we awarded £3,035 in total to 15 different organisations from all over the area. This benefited 1,650 young people and contributed towards new resources, set up costs, training and events. We are really pleased that we could help them and look forward to helping more groups this year.”

Previous recipients include the East Hampshire Young Carers Group which received £250 after one of its members, Yasmin, drew the winning design in East Hampshire Youth Council’s Christmas Card competition.

East Hampshire Youth Council is for all young people aged 11-21 years who either live, learn or work across the district. The youth council strives to give all young people a voice in their community and to make a real difference.

East Hampshire District Council recognises the importance and benefit of listening to children and young people to change, improve and introduce new services.

For more information and an application form contact or phone 01730 234186 or go to