Six Local Authorities receive funding for youth services
Six local authorities will receive government support for their youth services in round 2 of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme.
From the 23 local authorities that applied, the Cabinet Office selected 6. Each of the successful local authorities showed a commitment to finding new approaches to providing youth services in a more creative and innovative way.
The options that the local authorities are considering include:
- ‘spinning out’ services into staff-led mutuals – find out more aboutstarting a public service mutual
- establishing independent youth trusts or joint ventures with private, voluntary and community sector organisations
The 6 local authorities that will receive a share of this year’s £200,000 programme funding are:
- Brighton and Hove
- St Helens
They will work closely with Cabinet Office to agree the support they need to implement a new youth service delivery model.
Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
This funding will help local authorities provide youth services in more effective ways, inspiring them to find better ways of delivering more within their budgets.