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Councils receive cash to test out youth services

Six local authorities are to receive a share of £200,000 in government funding to test out alternative ways of providing youth services.

The funding, which is being provided through the Cabinet Office’s Delivering Differently for Young People (DDYP) programme, will be shared between Brighton Council, Devon County Council, Hartlepool Council, Lewisham Council, St Helens Council and Trafford Council.

The cash is intended to help local authorities restructure or redesign their youth services and improve outcomes for young people. The six councils were chosen from a total of 23 applicants.  

Youth minister Rob Wilson, said: “This funding will help local authorities deliver youth services in more effective ways, inspiring them to find better ways of delivering more within their budgets.”