New funding pot for young people

Following the success of last years Young Persons’ Funding Pot, Berneslai Homes are welcoming applications for this year’s pot.

The initiative continues to grow and to benefit young people across Barnsley borough to help fund and support activities, trips or equipment chosen by young people to benefit their group, centre or club.  This year the funding pot has been created with donations from the following partners: Barnsley Federation of Tenants and Residents, GDA Creative Digital Marketing, Kier Maintenance, Bull TCL, and Etrinsic, as well as donations from Berneslai Homes Board Members.

All applications will be assessed and scored by a panel of young people so that all successful grants will be decided upon by young people, for the benefit of young people. Applications can be made for a maximum of £300 per group or project.  Last year there were over 120 applications and successful bids for the Funding Pot, which funded a variety of applications ranging from a new kit for a girls rugby team to new equipment for a motor vehicle accreditation project.

Bernelsai Homes Director of Business and Customer Services Dave Fullen adds, “We are grateful to all our donators who make this positive initiative possible.  The funding stream continues to positively effect and encourage the engagement of young people across the borough and improve provision within our communities.”

If you would like an application form or have any queries or questions, contact Berneslai Homes Community Engagement Team on 01226 772727 0r 01226 772733 or email Applications are also available to download from