Mediabox Funds released for 23 media projects

Grants of nearly £1m have been awarded to youth organisations to fund media projects for disadvantaged teenagers.
Mediabox, the £6m Department for Education and Skills fund for disadvantaged 13- to 19-year-olds, has released £943,919 in its second round of funding to 23 projects working with 1,819 young people.
The projects aim to help young people have a positive voice in the media, offering the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects.
One recipient, Photovoice, is running a national project with disabled young people. Tiffany Fairy, co-founder, said: “The project teaches the young people how to use photography and digital media so that they can talk about inclusion and accessibility.”
New Writing North, based in Newcastle, helps young people make films. Anna Disley, deputy director, said: “This funding gives us a chance to work with young people who wouldn’t normally be able to access a project like this.”
The next application deadline is 17 July.