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Trowbridge YAG. Information Evening Wednesday 7 th November 2012. What is YAG?. Youth Advisory Group to the Trowbridge community area. Improving positive activities for the youth of Trowbridge Planning and shaping local services - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Trowbridge YAGInformation EveningWednesday 7th November 2012

  • What is YAG?Youth Advisory Group to the Trowbridge community area.Improving positive activities for the youth of TrowbridgePlanning and shaping local servicesWorking with the local Area Board and Trowbridge Council to put forward the views of the young people of Trowbridge

  • So... What Have We Done?Listened to people who use the Skate Park and lobbied to have lighting installedRaised the profile of concerns that young people have about the Town Park at nightReduced fare train tickets to Bath for young people - 1.50 return!Improving alleyways in Trowbridge that had broken lighting or were overgrownAnd theres so much more...

  • Rachel Efemey - Trowbridge Community Area Manager

    Trowbridge Area Board

  • Area Boards Overview18 Area Boards across Wiltshire

    98 Councillors - Elected unitary councillors in the community area are the voting members. 9 Councillors form the Trowbridge Area Board

    Other representatives include Parish & Town councils, Fire, Police, NHS, Community Area Partnerships, CAYPIG

  • What the Area Board DoesCouncillors community leaders, champion local issues, make decisions on policy and resources, shape service delivery, allocate funding for community priorities

    Council Services accountable to Area Boards on local service issues, bound by legal and financial constraints, but aim to be locally responsive and flexible

    Partners inc Community Area Partnerships engaged in local issues, theme groups, consultations and events, identify community priorities, raise external funding for delivery

  • Area Board MeetingsArea Boards meet approx every 2 months

    Meetings are held across the County at 7pm and open to all

    Agendas are set up to 2 months in advance

    Agendas items come from a range of different sources including issues raised via the Area Board issues system

  • Community Area GrantsEach Board has a budget - Trowbridge Area Board has approx 75k per annumDeadlines for applications are 6 weeks prior to the Area Board meeting dateDecisions are made at the Area Board meetingsApplication pack on line: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboardsSmall grants of up to 350 available to non constituted groups

  • Community Area Grants CriteriaUp to 5,000 available for your community project.

    Funding linked to local priorities

    Up to and including 1,000 may be available for small projects, where there will be no need for you to find matched funding

    Up to 50% of the total cost of a project, where the total cost is more than 1,000

    Support for organisations making applications - simple application process

  • Youth FundingThe TAB has funding specifically for young peoples projects

    200 to take part in activities, buy equipment or any other project ideas that will enhance informal learning in their local community

    Groups must have access to a bank account of a constituted organisation to pay the grant into

    Grants available until 1st March 2013 or all the funds have been spent

    You will know within 4 weeks if your application has been successful

    A simple application form available from the Area Manager

  • Your local issues

    A simple process that ensuresissues are properly considered

  • KEEPING IN TOUCHThe Area Manager has a community area network a database of individuals/organisations who wish to keep up to date with local information

    Regular email updates/newsletters sent out with news from the Area Board, the Council and other partners

    Coming soon....... A community web site for the Trowbridge Community Area. We are looking for local community reporters

  • www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboardsrachel.efemey@wiltshire.gov.ukFind out more

  • Our Current InvolvementsProviding an input on the proposed New Town Hall Arts scheme. Seeking to improve and modernise Trowbridge Town Park.Ensuring young people are involved in Trowbridge Community Campus.Supporting young people from Seymour to update the park.Campaigning for a half-pipe for Studley Green

  • Anything Else?Friendly, fun atmosphere.Everybodys views and ideas are welcome!Discuss important issues with people your own age.Looks good for job and higher education applicationsMake things happen for young people music events?No fee and we have biscuits!

  • TOWN