Media Trust announces new Mix Mediabox fund for youth-led projects

Government grants on offer for schemes that bring different groups together

Communications charity the Media Trust has opened a new £1.2m fund for charities and community groups to set up youth-led media projects.

The Mix Mediabox will offer grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to groups setting up projects in which 13 to-19-year-olds explore community cohesion. The total value of the fund is £1,240,000.

A Media Trust spokeswoman said the fund, run in partnership with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Communities and Local Government department, was particularly looking to support projects that brought young people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds together.

She said the Media Trust was encouraging applications from east and north-east England and Yorkshire and Humberside, which had been underrepresented in previous rounds of funding applications.

The fund is open for applications and the deadline is 21 September.

Charities, trusts and local authorities can apply for grants from the scheme, which is delivered by a consortium led by the trust and First Light Movies in partnership with Skillset and the UK Film Council

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