A chocolatier, a musician and a street dancer are among the latest winners of a grants scheme supporting young people in Brentford and Ealing.

Five people shared a total of nearly £5,000 as part of Pathways' Hopes and Dreams initiative, set up to help 14-to-21-year-olds in the two areas achieve their ambitions.

They showed off their skills on Sunday (June 8) in a ceremony sponsored by West Ealing Waitrose at the London Museum of Water and Steam, in Green Dragon Lane, Brentford.

Maria Gledhill, chief executive of the not-for-profit organisation Pathways, said: "We are passionate about supporting young people and we are delighted to be able to make these awards to some of those who are striving to make something of their lives; we hope the grants will help them realise their hopes and dreams."

Applications are now open for the next round of grants, the deadline for which is July 31. Individuals can apply for up to £500 and groups for up to £2,000.

There will be two further grant rounds, the entry deadlines for which will be October 31, 2014, and January 31, 2015.

To apply, or for more details about the scheme, visit www.yourpathways.org.uk

The first wave of Hopes and Dreams grant winners were:

* Emma Sammes (£500)

Emma attends W13 youth sessions at Westside Young Peoples Centre, in Ealing, where she learned how to make chocolates and is now passing on her skills to other young people. She plans to put the money towards a temping machine, which would allow her to safely teach those of all abilities.

Young chocolatier Emma Sammes, who was one of the Hopes and Dreams grant winners
 

* Martin Brown (£500)

Martin is an up-and-coming musician, who is due to support Katy B at Reading University's Summer Ball tomorrow (Saturday, June 14).

The 21-year-old lives just off Ealing Common, having moved down from Leicester to study music tech and performance at the London College of Music, where he has just finished his second year.

He needs the money to produce CDs and fund the travel and accommodation costs of a tour, on which he plans to play alongside other up-and-coming performers.

* Torron-Lee Dewar (£500)

Torron-Lee was just 16 when he set up Alliance Dance Unit to help people on the Brentford Towers estate, where he lives, avoid getting sucked into a life of crime.

The street dance troupe now has more than 80 members, has just launched three new classes and is set to compete in the UK Streetdance Championships next month.

He plans to use the money to hire rehearsal space, promote the growing dance group and buy new uniforms for staff and choreographers.

A performance by members of Allied Dance Unit, choreographed by Hopes and Dreams winner Torron-Lee Dewar
 

* Acts 29 (£1,350)

The charity Acts 29 launched the One Ealing Youth Festival to provide volunteering opportunities for young people and give them the chance to showcase their creative skills.

The money will help the young people work with local businesses, Ealing Council and community groups to organise the festival.

* Honey & Pepper (£2,000)

Cooks Rehanna Griffin and Siani Abrahams, who are both studying culinary arts management at West London University, set up Honey and Pepper to indulge their passion for food.

They aim to create food which 'fuses cultural traditions', using locally grown, organic and Fair Trade produce wherever possible.

The duo, who also plan to donate some of their profits to help fight global hunger, intend to use the money to set up a market stall.