William Eichler 27 May 2022

First recipients of youth fund to receive £12m

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The first recipients of the Government’s Youth Investment Fund are set to receive £12m in funding to help improve access to services and youth workers.

The £380m fund has been designed to create, improve and expand local youth facilities and services across the country.

Today’s announcement of the first part of this funding pot forms part of the Government’s National Youth Guarantee which aims to ensure young people are given access to more activities, trips away from home and volunteering opportunities.

Nigel Huddleston, minister for sport, tourism and civil society, said: ‘We want every young person, no matter where they’re from, to have the chance to get the best start in life.

‘Today we are firing the starting gun on the rollout of our National Youth Guarantee and putting more money into improving access to youth services where it is most needed.’

An example of those supported through the fund include the Carlisle Youth Zone, which provides a safe meeting place for young people. It has received a grant worth £48,770. Other examples include Simple Norfolk CIO in Thetford (£19,924) and Aptitude Organisation in Coventry (£18,046).

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