COOL cash for activities
If you are in school years nine to 11 and live in Camden you could qualify for a bursary of £15 a month to spend on activities.
These range from sports and music to theatre trips or courses, such as drama tuition, climbing wall, martial arts and many more - have a look at our website COO-L.com for more details.
The COO-L (Choice and Opportunities Online) project means you can claim the equivalent of £180 for a year. The credit is available if you are in school years nine to 11 and a:
- Camden resident
- eligible for free school meals
- looked after by Camden Council
- have learning difficulties and disabilities
Up to 1,200 places are available for the next year as part of the project. We want schools, parents, youth groups and young people to get in touch and ensure local teenagers don’t miss out.
How does it work?
Once you have registered, you can use the COO-L website to book activities in or outside the borough, with parental consent. You can book activities online and check how much credit is left in your account each month. We will send you a confirmation email and text message to say your booking has been accepted. A reminder email and text message will be sent one or two days before you are due to attend your activity.
If you don’t spend the £15 total, the amount will be carried over up to a maximum of £80.
Camden COO-L, which is run by our integrated youth support services, is now registering young people, activity providers and venues with the aim of testing the scheme and having it fully up-and-running in September 2009.