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Funding Guide to support Takeover Day

A Children and Youth funding guide has been created by East Sussex County Council's External Funding Team, to coincide with Takeover Day.

The guide is designed to give schools, children/youth organisations, parents/carers' groups a flavor of grants available to help develop projects in the future. For further info please visit:


THRIVE: earlier help, better outcomes

THRIVE, the major programme that will change the way children’s services are provided across the County is now underway and many of you will have attended the roadshows we held across the county in March.

The THRIVE programme will focus on investment in early help and prevention services to achieve better outcomes and to reduce families’ need for costly, high-end services, in particular safeguarding services, further down the line.

We have established a THRIVE page on Czone which will give an introduction to the vision behind the programme and further details of the programme itself. There will also be regular updates through CYPT meetings and we are setting up an e-Forum which everyone will be invited to sign up to and join the discussion.

Training DVD for professionals working with disabled young people

A DVD that looks at issues around sexuality for young people who are disabled or have a life-limiting condition has been produced by a local member of NHS staff.

The Whole Picture: exploring disability and sexuality is the first resource of its kind in this country and was the idea of Corine Koppenol-Lyndon, Lead Nurse for Disabled Children and Young People for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. 

The DVD is being distributed nationally by the Association for Children’s Palliative Care (ACT).  Further information can be found on the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust  website

It’s Good to be Green

The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) has joined the the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to produce an Environment Charter that offers voluntary and community groups ways of working with young people to make the most of the natural environment.

'Good to be Green: Why the environment matters to young people and how it can help you' can be downloaded from the NCVYS website.

Young people elect new Youth Cabinet

Twenty young people have been elected to the new Youth Cabinet by almost 9,000 young people who took part in the Big Vote in schools and colleges across the county.

Each area of the county is represented, and six members of the Cabinet will represent the county in the UK Youth Parliament. The new Youth Cabinet will campaign on issues that the young voters identified as their top concerns, such as bullying, education and tuition fees, GCSE and careers advice, youth unemployment and public transport.

For more information about the Youth Cabinet visit the Connexions360 website

Grants from BBC Children in Need

Pudsey is offering grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people. There are small grants of up to £10,000 a year for up to three years and main grants of over £10,000 a year for up to three years.

Application deadline dates are 15 July and 15 October annually. Full guidance and application forms are available on the Children in Need website.

Shift for creative partners

Creative Partnerships, which worked with education settings, cultural organisations, creative practitioners and local authority partners, has now closed due to the end of national funding. Some people who worked with Creative Partnerships have registered a new, community interest company called Culture Shift to use creativity as a catalyst for change in our communities.

Find out more at or drop them a line at Culture Shift will also take forward the key Arts Award training and development role in Sussex.

A selection of resources and publications summarising Creative Partnerships most recent programmes are available on the University of Sussex website.

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This section of the Children and Young People’s Trust website gives all Trust partners a chance to share their news. So, if you have news that you’d like to get out to a wider audience do get in touch. Email

Archived news stories

If you want to read some more news stories from the CYPT, go to the archived CYPT news.

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