Young people secure funds to boost Feeling Good Week projects
25 February 2016
Thanks to St Albans Youth Council, young people across the county successfully bid for funds to enhance health and wellbeing activities this February.
Frankie and the St Albans Youth Council completely revitalised the call for funding
Each year £10,000 is made available by East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group and Hertfordshire County Council for Feeling Good Week. Young people and organisations such as schools and youth projects can apply for up to £500 from the fund. The money must go towards a project to improve health, physical health or general wellbeing for children and young people and must run during Feeling Good Week between 8 - 12 February.
In previous years, no young people had applied for this funding. This year however, Healthwatch Hertfordshire’s Youth Health Ambassador Frankie was asked to redesign the Feeling Good Week application process with young people. Together with members of St Albans Youth Council, Frankie completely re-designed the forms and look of Feeling Good Week 2016, and as a result, 11 young people submitted a proposal in hope of becoming one of the successful projects.
Youth Connexions projects featured highly among the successful bids. Young people in Three Rivers made an uplifting film urging their peers to 'be happy' and not to let bullying get them down; young people in Watford enjoyed a healthy eating project with the support of Youth Connexions youth workers; and Youth Health Champions held free ‘all comers’ street soccer tournament in St Albans during half term!
Read or download HealthWatch Hertfordshire’s colourful report about the whole 2016 programme