The Children’s and Youth Work Committee is here to support children and youth activities and the training of existing and potential children and youth workers. As such, grants are available to support a range of activities such as youth events, going on an educational trip organising a youth exchange or something else which will benefit children and/or young people in the URC.
For more information about the Children's and Youth Work Committee grants please download the information letter, and see below for the relevant application forms and support reference forms.
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These grants have been used very imaginatively in the past and have had a huge impact on the lives of children and young people in the URC . Click on the reports below for a closer look at how some children and young people have used their grants . Find out about their work, their experiences, and the impact that it had on those they met as well as on themselves. You could be sharing your story here soon!
Anglo-German Women's Gathering 2015
Earlier this year, Hannah Warwicker enjoyed her time at the annual Anglo-German Women's Gathering. Read more about her experience here.
Natalie Gibbs returned excited and enthused from her time as a Tearfund/International Citizenship Service volunteer in Bolivia. Read more from her here.
Pilots on Safari 2015
A great day was enjoyed by all attending Pilots on Safari at the West Midlands Safari Park, including families from St Andrews' Roundhay. Read their report on the day here.
Red Rose 2014
Red Rose is an International Camp held every 4 years and run by West Lancashire Scouts. This year, thanks to the grant given by the Children's & Youth Work Committee, Leyland Scouts joined the event and camped at Westmorland Showground near Kendal. It was a brilliant place to camp and they had a great week.
East Midlands Synod took part in a youth exchange programme with the Botswana Synod of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa. In the first year 12 young people and leaders from Botswana visited the East Midlands Synod. A year later a group of young people from East Midlands travel led to Botswana to return the exchange experience.
Rob Scoynes not only traveled all the way to Madagascar with the South West Scouts, but he then walked 100 miles across the country to really experience life Madagascan style! Read about it here.
Rebecca Scott spent one month volunteering in Africa, travelling to Nairobi in Kenya and Kigali in Rwanda. Part of her time was spent with the Peace, Healing And Reconciliation Programme and part with Maji Mazuri, an economic development programme. Read about it here.
Emily Johnson got more than she bargained for when she visited Beng Mealea in Cambodia. She not only helped to rebuild a home, a school and did other community work, but she also found that it wasn’t just the lives of those she helped that got changed! Read about it here.
Ugandan Work Experience
Anna Gordon turned her hands to many things during her visit to Uganda through the International Selection with Girl Guiding UK. She found herself buggy delivering, bricklaying, desk varnishing and much more! Read about it here.
Dominican Republic Homes
Angela Such took 9 young people to the Dominican Republic for two weeks. But this was no holiday, but instead working with Mission Direct they helped to build 5 homes for refugees from Haiti. Read about it here.