Funding news

DCSF have announced a new fund for young people – Wednesday 5 December 2007

A £420m fund for more places to go and things to do for young people has been allocated across the country.

Building on the experience of the Positive Activities for Young People grant, the funding will help provide intensive counselling and group sessions, as well as access to positive activities, such as skate parks, basketball courts, and music workshops in disadvantaged areas where young people are thought to be at risk of getting into trouble.

The fund forms part of a wider £679m package for young people's services, announced earlier this year as part of the Government's 10 year youth strategy.

Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive of national children's charity 4Children said: ‘We welcome these measures as a route to rescuing socially excluded young people and transforming communities for families.’

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