Today the Chancellor announced a £500 million investment over five years from April 2020, to invest in local youth services. Youth sector chief executives, including Rania Marandos, CEO of Step Up To Serve, welcomed this announcement, saying: “Having worked collaboratively across the sector for the past year, we welcome today’s announcement of a Government offer for young people. We hope this much-needed investment will form the cornerstone of a long-term strategy for young people which spans departments right across Government and drives meaningful cross-sector collaboration. It is the start of recognising the value that youth services bring to our communities. It’s [...]
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Leading youth organisations, on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of young people they support and represent, are today welcoming the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement asking DCMS to develop proposals immediately for a new youth investment fund. This announcement is the first step in offering young people across the country safe spaces and high-quality youth opportunities in their communities. Today, young people are facing urgent challenges – one in three believe they will have a worse standard of living than their parents, and one in five believe their lives will amount to nothing, no matter how hard they try. Figures released [...]