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Grants of £500 made available to support Jewish youth activities

Funding supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group and delivered through Reshet will hope to counter the adverse effect of the pandemic on young

A Habonim Dror camp: this year’s has got the go-ahead
A Habonim Dror camp: this year’s has got the go-ahead

Grants of up £500 are being made available to support Jewish youth activities over the summer.

The initiative gives funding through Reshet, the Network for Jewish Youth Provision, in a move designed to counter the adverse effects of the pandemic.

To be eligible for the microgrants, which are being supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group, at least 50 young people and 10 leaders being must be impacted.

This comes after Reshet held its annual conference in Feburary, during which the impact of the pandemic on informal Jewish youth activities came into sharp focus.

Earlier this month, it was revealed how Harrison Engler, a national director of Habonim Dror, was at the centre of efforts to convince the Government to relax strict rules for summer camps which limited numbers to a maximum of six. The government later announced it would be capped at 30.

Shelley Marsh, executive director of Reshet said: “The ability of the entire Jewish youth sector to work creatively to support Jewish young people has been absolutely incredible.  This summer, children and young people will be able to enjoy themselves at a wide range of day and residential activities.”

Marina Yudborovsky, CEO of Genesis Philanthropy Group, said: “Youth movements are part of the fabric of British Jewish life, and we are glad to partner with this vital and important initiative supporting Jewish youth organisations across the UK to implement tailored educational programmes this summer.

“We trust that the microgrants will enable some innovative and exciting new educational programmes to emerge and that this will be a great summer for all involved.”

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