The government plans to make £12m available to develop youth projects, to include £7m for a new Youth Accelerator Fund which will expand existing successful projects and provide extra sessions in youth clubs in England.

The remaining £5m will go to the #iwill Fund, a pot created in 2016 by the DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund, which aims to encourage 10 to 20-year-olds to take part in social action.

The recent announcement said that young people would play a key role in decisions about funding allocation.

In a statement, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan said:

“I have big ambitions for what this government can achieve for young people, inspiring them to grow in confidence and employability, building their character and resilience while transforming life chances through sports and the arts.

“We will use this immediate investment to benefit young people in as many local areas as possible. This will pave the way for the ambitious, long-term infrastructure plans for our youth services that we will deliver over the next five years, led by the views of young people and those that work with them.”

(Information from Third Sector)