The Coalfield YouthBanks Initiative is a partnership project delivered in conjunction with YouthBanks Scotland. 

 

Youthbanks are an established way of working with and supporting young people to help them create a platform to place themselves as key decision makers in their community by fundraising for and facilitating projects that benefit their community and make the change they want to see.

 

Much like the ethos of the Coalfields Community Futures Programme, we think that young people should have a key role in influencing what’s available to them. In this case we create platforms for them to become grant makers, giving them full responsibility over a small local funding pot.