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Youth projects and family events set for ‘Inner West’ council community funding

Youth projects and family activities are among a raft of activities and events which councillors could agree to fund next week.

Members of the Inner West Community Committee will decide whether to approve funding for summer events like Armley Festival, alongside a raft of youth activities and Bramley Christmas Lights switch on.

Applications include:

ACTS Project (Active Commitment to Transition Safely) – £9,900

The grant awarded will be used to fund the delivery of assemblies on weapons awareness, gangs; positive and negative peers and other issues affecting young people.

Armley Leisure Centre Youth Space – £5,924

Run by LCC Communities Team (Interplay, Armley Leisure Centre, Barca, New Wortley Community Association, Youth Services).

Youth Summit – £2,250

This grant will cover the costs for the 2024/25 IWCC Youth Summit.

Kinder Leeds – £1,000

Run by Barca Leeds, the grant will be used to create a free ‘family fun day’ in September at Left Bank Leeds, that aims to increase the kindness, compassion, and wellbeing of those attending by giving them access to creative stalls manned by multiple charities, and public/private organisations across the city of Leeds in three key areas.

Take 3 Parenting Project – £2,500

Run by Bramley Cluster Children and Family Services, the grant will be used to fund training for nine Family Support Workers and a Targeted Service Manager in a programme called Take 3 Parenting.

Bramley Festive Light Switch On Event – £7,020

To deliver festive light switch on event in Bramley Shopping Centre.

Road Safety and Targeted Operations – £4,980

The grant will fund 20 x eight-hour overtime on rest day shifts in Armley, Bramley and Stanningley and Kirkstall.

Inner West CCTV LeedsWatch – £6,000

The grant awarded is to be used to fund CCTV cameras in Ley Lane, Broadlea Grove, Broadlea Hill, Hawksworth Wood and Cragside Rec.

Armley Spring Market & Armley Festival 2024 – £11,500

The grant will be used to run Armley Festival in September 2024. It is a valued event that attracts around 3,000 attenders from Armley, Kirkstall, Bramley and Pudsey areas. 

Sport Camp at Shire Oak Primary School – £4,158

Run by Art Camp UK, grant would offer four places each half term to the local schools and community for their most disadvantaged children to attend.

Empower – £5,000

The Empower project features community led social action with young people, managed by New Wortley Community Association.

Dance Through Mental Health and Improve Wellbeing – £5,000

Using the art of dance to encourage the children to express themselves freely in a way suitable to do so. 

Bramley Open Arts Group – £4,250

To continue the work of the class into a second year.

Living in Bigger Bodies – £3,780

The aim of this project would be to start a group for 13 – 17-year-olds, who experience life in a bigger body. This is a completely new project, that we plan to run weekly, from Milford Rugby Club. 

New Wortley Festival 2024 – £1,500

New Wortley Community Association would like to hold its annual community fgestival 2024.

The V Word: Participation Programme Organisation – £4,594.42

Run by Front Room Productions, this project will address inequalities in women’s health education via engagement in creative activity. A participatory programme will be delivered in Armley, in partnership with SHEnanigans and Interplay, adjacent to the development of a new stage musical ‘The V Word’.

Boxercise in partnership with KVDT – £5,160

To continue the running of Boxercise classes at St Stephen’s Church Hall for Kirkstall young people ages 11 -14 taught by a professional coach and supported by youth work staff.

Meeting details

The Inner West Community Committee meeting takes place on Tuesday, 2 July, 6pm-8pm at Milford Sports Club, Beecroft Street, Leeds, LS5 3AS. Members of the public can attend. The agenda can be found here.

The committee is made up of nine councillors from Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards. It has eight Labour councillors and one Green and also has community co-optees.

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