Horsham Lions’ £6k pot for youth projects

Lions Swimarathon 2015
Lions Swimarathon 2015

The Horsham Lions Club has extended its deadline for grant applications to support worthy youth projects.

The club has a £6,000 pot to share out among youth organisations and individuals in the Horhsam area between the ages of 13 and 18.

The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to Saturday September 12.

Lion Tom George, chairman of The Youth Project Committee, said: “The Lions appreciate that many young people are having financial problems in the current economic climate, and they would like to help them achieve their dreams and move forward with their chosen careers.

“Applicants must reside, and organisations must operate, within the Horsham area. Grants will not be available for normal expenses in running an organisation. Decisions on grants will be made in September, and presentation to successful applicants will take place in October.

The Lions support a wide range of initiatives that support he community.

He added: “The Lions is a service organisation so we support any service to the community. It depends on what sort of requests we get.

“We had one lady who wanted sponsorship for her horse riding. She was hoping to become an Olympian.

“There were three young musicians who want to go to Barcelona to take part in an orchestral event and we helped a group Guides go to Africa. We have also given grants to sports clubs.”

To apply for a grant download an application form from the Lions website www.horshamlions.freeuk.com/Youth Project or email tom.617@btinternet.com

Include details of what the project is, how much it will cost, how many people would benefit from the project.

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