Commissioning of positive activities for young people in Cheltenham


In recognition of the changes in the way general services for young people are provided, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has agreed to invest £50k in each of the six Gloucestershire districts in 2017/18. This funding is to be used to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations provide positive activities for young people.

The objective of the funding is to enable a programme of activities in each district that makes a positive difference to young people and mitigates the impact of reduced public sector provision of universal youth work.

Cheltenham Borough Council will lead the allocation process and make the decisions about which projects will be supported, though will seek advice from Cheltenham Partnerships and from Cheltenham County Councillors.

The outcomes we want to achieve with the funding

Our overall outcome: 

Young people across Cheltenham have access to a wide range of places to go and things to do, delivered through high quality and effective youth work practice enabling positive outcomes for young people.

Our outcomes for young people:

We will consider applications for funding that will deliver improved outcomes for young people aged 11-19 in at least one of the three following areas that reflect the outcomes for partnership working in Cheltenham;

  • Supporting young people to feel safe
  • Developing the emotional resilience of young people
  • Building positive relationships with the community, supporting young people to recognise the role they play and the skills they can contribute

If you are interested in applying, please read the application guidelines first

If you feel your project meets the criteria, then please complete the application form and return it by email.

[email protected]

The closing date for applications to the Positive Activities grant fund is 5.00pm Monday 4 December 2017.

For examples of what we have funded in previous years, please see below:

The list of the successful 2016 positive activity projects is here

The list of the successful 2015 positive activity projects is here

The list of the successful 2014 positive activity projects is here

The list of the successful 2013 positive activity projects is here