YOUNG people between the ages of 11 and 21 who regularly spend time in Wotton-under-Edge are being invited to get involved in a new youth project called Wott-ON.

The year-long project launched this week and over 100 local young people have already become involved.

The project is beginning with a consultation to find out how young people feel about life in the town. They are also being encouraged to come forward with ideas which would benefit the local community.

Wott-ON director Katie Elliott said: “We are looking for six ideas for projects run by young people which have the potential to make a positive difference to life in our town.

“We’ll be offering the young people behind these projects a six-month programme of mentoring, practical help, professional connections and support in accessing funding.

“We’ll also be celebrating their progress on our website so that their example can inspire other young people across the UK who want to make a positive difference in the places where they live.”

Any young person who regularly spends time in the town is invited to get involved by completing an online survey on the Wott-ON website at and by sending in their ideas for projects they’d like to set up.

There are fantastic prizes available thanks to generous local support from Nibley Festival, Goose & Gander Ltd, Wotton Electric Picture House and Treats UK sweetshop.

Wott-ON has been made possible thanks to a Gloucestershire Community Foundation Main Grant, support from Renishaw’s Charity Committee and local social enterprise, Fizzypig Ltd.