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Government announces new ‘Youth Guarantee’

The Department of Digital, Culture, media & Sport has launched a £560 million ‘Youth Offer’

Having consulted around 6,000 young people across the country the government has announced a new offer to our young people guaranteeing to prioritise regular clubs and activities, adventures away from home, and volunteering opportunities.

The funding has been allocated to:

  • Deliver up to 300 new and refurbished youth spaces and services for the country’s most left behind areas, creating over 45,000 extra youth activities per year over the next decade
  • Fund a reformed National Citizen Service programme for the next 3 years, with a year round offer for thousands of young people
  • Eliminate current non-military Uniformed Groups’ waiting lists for teenagers up and down the country
  • Provide £4m to the #iwill fund creating tens and thousands of new youth volunteering opportunities

The funding will also allow the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to be offered to every state secondary school in England.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries said “Young people must be at the centre of our country’s recovery. The findings from this Youth Review provide the direction for how this will be achieved - investing to develop the skills, creativity and energy of this country’s youth to build back better.”