Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra


  The Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) received a grant from a funding called LS£ash (Youth Opportunity Fund) which was coordinated by The Youth Association. This grant has meant the band have had the money to record their second CD. The money was put towards studio time and the production of the CD’s. At … Continue reading Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra

LS£ash


In June Leeds City Council was informed by the Department for Education that the “ring fence” was removed from the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF), in addition to this the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) was reduced by 50%. Over the past 3 months, members of the LS£ash panel have been in a range meetings regarding the … Continue reading LS£ash

Youth Opportunity Fund – Our Money To Spend


In this month’s Youth Work Now magazine they have a spread on the cuts to the Youth Opportunity Fund, nationwide. This includes our LS£ash scheme, which, as readers of the blog know, is in a state of flux until funds are decided upon. Here are some interesting extracts from the article: “Decision makers have seen … Continue reading Youth Opportunity Fund – Our Money To Spend

Would adult grant-givers be treated the same?


Ls£ash, Leeds’ brand of the Youth Opportunity and Youth Capital Fund looks like it will be an early victim of the new cuts. Over the last 2 years our Participation Team have done some fantastic work setting up and supporting panels of young people from across the city to assess and award grant funding for … Continue reading Would adult grant-givers be treated the same?