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Ipswich Borough Council earmarks funding for second summer of activities





Grants of up to £1,000 are available for community groups in Ipswich as a council secures funding for a second summer of youth activities.

Ipswich Borough Council (IBC)’s Community Safety Partnership has earmarked £9,000 to support a programme of things for youngsters to do during the summer.

The project aims to provide events, activities and safe spaces for kids in a bid to encourage young people away from anti-social behaviour or crime.

Money is up for grabs to fund activities for youngsters in Ipswich during the summer. Picture: IBC
Money is up for grabs to fund activities for youngsters in Ipswich during the summer. Picture: IBC

Last year’s events helped over 350 people, IBC said.

The authority has invited local community groups and organisations who would like to get involved in the programme, set to take place in August.

The types of activities could include the chance to pick up new hobbies or life skills, sports, games, interactive workshops or education sessions, IBC suggested.

Kate Price, assistance director for commuities at Ipswich Borough Council, said the team were proud to continue the programme into its second year as school holidays are a time when young people are eager for things to do

She added: “We hope to have a programme which educates, inspires, and brings a sense of belonging.

“We look forward to working with the funded organisations and the young people themselves this summer.”

The activities must take place in Ipswich with an emphasis on deterring crime, gangs and violent crime.

Last year, DanceEast was one of the organisations involved, which saw 36 children given free classes.

Applications are open until 5pm on April 29.