Youth offer on the IOW
The Isle of Wight Council has awarded funding to 13 organisations who will deliver youth provision across the Island. The council sought applications from organisations to provide youth opportunities for young people aged 11 to 19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs as part of a new youth offer.
Working in partnership with Community Action Isle of Wight, the council set aside £1 million to fund various activities over the next three years.
Each organisation will provide a form of youth provision, such as a new youth cafe, creative arts, outdoor activities and social enterprises. The changes were developed following a review of the council's existing youth service. A consultation took place earlier this year involving young people, town and parish councils, youth service practitioners and the voluntary and community sector.
The Youth Offer is split into 3 localities across the Island:
North and East Wight
West and Central