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Youth Futures Foundation announces the places that will benefit from its £16m ‘Connected Futures’ grants programme

Seven areas in England with high youth unemployment and deprivation have been selected to share in the additional funding available through the dormant asset funding scheme

Areas and lead organisations set to benefit from the cash boost include CXK for work in Hastings, Hull-based Humber Learning Consortium, Right to Succeed in Blackpool, Burnley-based The Calico Group, East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership D2N2 and London-based Young Brent Foundation and Lewisham Council.

The series of local group partnerships will explore a range of options, including early intervention, post-school support for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), and “end-to-end” assistance for young people from 14 up to 25.

Matthew Poole, Director of Grants and Investment at Youth Futures Foundation, said:

“Thanks to the additional dormant assets funding we have scaled up our flagship place-based programme by an extra £10m. This means more underserved areas will now benefit from the indispensable support and funding that our Connected Futures programme can offer. By providing flexible funding, Youth Futures encourages grantees to foster collaboration, innovation and risk-taking whilst acting as a catalyst for wider change – we cannot wait to see what these local group partnerships have in store for young people within their community.”