YOUNG people held a presentation and celebration evening to acknowledge the work being done in the borough by the Youth Opportunities Fund.
More than 60 young people who have spearheaded the various YOF-funded projects were on hand at the Hub centre in Ellesmere Port along with youth workers and Cllr Neville Price, chairman of Cheshire County Council.
YOFs successes over the past year were highlighted and included the Sports Leaders' Award, the Millennium Volunteer Scheme, Cheshire Dance Certification, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the development of a new two-night-a-week youth club in Westminster and the Rossmore Sport Leader Project.
At the close of this year's YOF funding it is estimated that more than 200 young people will have directly benefited from these projects.
An area youth worker said: 'The past year has been a brilliant experience. I've learned loads and while it wasn't easy deciding which bids should receive funding, I'm really glad we've been able help so many groups.'
With a new YOF year starting this month young people are now being recruited to become members of the YOF planning group.
Once again there will be £39,000 of funding available to young people of Ellesmere Port & Neston aged 13-19 for projects or activities based on the themes of providing places to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
New bid packs will be available from the Ellesmere Port Hub soon. Youth organisations wanting to know more and how the young people they work with can apply, are invited to the Locality Networking Event at the HUB on April 16, between 10am and noon.