Youth Chex grants awarded

Eyemouth High School’s health and well-being event is one of six Borders youth projects awarded grants recently by Youth Chex.

Over £6,000 has been paid out by Youth Chex to: Eyemouth High School’s health and well-being day; Stow Youth Pipe Band; Hawick High School’s news team; Hawick High School school radio; Kelso High Schools equestrian team; and South of Scotland Select equestrian vaulting squad;

Applications were invited from young people’s groups across the Borders where the beneficiaries are aged between 12-25 years old and the Youth Chex panel scored the bids against a number of indicators including how the projects would make a difference to the lives of young people and whether they were youth-led, innovative and would provide good value for money.

Scottish Borders Council’s participation officer, Susan Hunter said: “Many congratulations to everyone who has been successful in receiving an award this year. We now wish them every success as they put their plans into action.

“I would encourage other young people from across the Borders to consider applying to Youth Chex for funding for the next round and take advantage of this unique opportunity to make a difference to their local community.”

The next deadline for applications by youth projects to the Youth Chex fund is Monday, October 13, 2014. Application forms can be downloaded from: www.scotborders.gov.uk/youthchex