Groups are urged to apply for cash from High Sheriff’s fund

High Sheriff of Northumberland Lucy Carroll.
High Sheriff of Northumberland Lucy Carroll.

Lucy Carroll, the current High Sheriff of Northumberland, is calling on groups to apply for money from her High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme by the end of December.

The fund, managed by Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland), means that local voluntary and community groups across the county can get financial awards in recognition of groups who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people. Awards are usually for between £250 and £750.

Awards given out this year include cash to buy art and sports equipment and to provide evening and weekend drop-in sessions, including ones on healthy eating, buying planters for a vegetable garden and developing and delivering theatre performances for children.

She is particularly keen to receive applications from groups who have not previously received an award.

Applications must be from organisations and groups who support young people within Northumberland.

If you would like to know more about the High Sheriff of Northumberland Award Scheme and how to apply, contact Lucy at lucyhs@her

Lucy Carroll was installed as the new High Sheriff of Northumberland in April.