City Ideas Fund awards for schemes to support young people The next successful applicants to the City Ideas Fund have been announced by City of Wolverhampton Council

Plus, there are more to come.

The fund offers a one-off grant of between £500 and £10,000, for city employers, partners, voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals to develop ideas and projects which help young people into employment, training and learning. An initial pot of £100,000 is available to fund ideas, with plans being put in place to increase this following a wave of innovative project proposals.

The second round of funding has so far seen seven applicants secure funding to help address some of the key challenges connected with reducing the number of unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds in the city from 2,660 in November 2021.

Further applications are currently being reviewed and new projects to receive funding will be announced in the coming weeks. Successful applicants are chosen by an independent Blind Evaluation Panel made up of representative organisations and young people from across the city and moderated by an internal team from the Council. Amaze Clothing Co Ltd, Access to Business, TLC College, YMCA Black Country Group, Wildside Activity Centre, Wolverhampton Community Radio Training Ltd, and Aspiring Futures (CIC) have all been awarded funding for projects.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more