AYP Bursaries offer small sums of money to allow disadvantaged young people to pursue their interests. The bursaries are open to all young people aged 11-18 that live locally. Young people can complete a simple application outlining why they need the sum of money, what they would like to purchase and how much money they need.
Applications are approved by a panel of young advisors selected by democratic process from our youth service. Not all bursary applications will be granted, but the panel will grant sums of money to applications that they feel would be most beneficial. We currently run two different bursaries:
1) Sports Accessibility Bursary
The Sports Accessibility bursary enables partnership opportunities with local sports clubs to ensure they support young people. We also reach out to those who have the potential to excel at a sport, equipping them with the resources they need to compete at higher levels. Examples of bursaries could include:
- Littlehampton Squash & Badminton Club Student Membership – £40
- Helmet and pads for skating/scooters – £50
- Boxing Club Annual Membership and Sessions – £249
2) Creative Arts & Social Club Bursary
This bursary enables young people to continue their interests and buy equipment needed to develop their skills or pay for membership to groups and clubs. The bursary includes all types of creative arts and social clubs:
- Performing Arts (music, dance, and theatre)
- Visual Arts (drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpting)
- Architecture (designing and construction of buildings)
- Social Clubs (such as Scouts or Girlguiding)
Outreach (detached) Work
Outreach takes place outside of our youth centres and supports and compliments new and existing centre/project-based youth work. Outreach is primarily used to inform young people of services that exist in their locality and to encourage them to use such services. Outreach can also seek to identify, through consultation with young people, any gaps that exist in services aimed at meeting their needs.