Young people in Ceredigion could be given a £1,500 bursary to help them reach their future goals.

The bursary is being offered as part of a programme by Ceredigion's Youth Work and Engagement Service, thanks to the generosity of West Wales Holiday Cottages.

The bursary is designed to help young people aged between 11 and 25 with their future aspirations. The recipient will be selected by the Ceredigion Youth Forum, a group comprised of young people from the area.

Gwion Bowen, senior children and young people’s participation officer, said: “We are very grateful and appreciate West Wales Holiday Cottages opportunity to support young people in Ceredigion again this year.

"Like ourselves, West Wales Holiday Cottages recognise that many young people living in Ceredigion may experience difficulties in accessing training, support and social activities due to socio-economic issues."

"The bursary was extremely successful last year, with three young people gaining financial support to help them with their projects. We hope that the bursary is a success again this year, and that it will benefit young people in Ceredigion."

Councillor Wyn Thomas, Ceredigion County Council's cabinet member for lifelong learning and skills, expressed his thoughts on the transformative nature of this initiative. He said: “This bursary is transformative and is designed to empower and uplift young people in Ceredigion.

"It aims to provide the county’s young people with invaluable financial support, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations and unlock a bright future filled with possibilities.”

Applicants interested in giving their future a boost are encouraged to apply for the bursary. The closing date for applications is midnight on July 22, 2024. To do so, contact Gwion Bowen on 07790 812939 or e-mail for an application form.