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Unemployment: Young People

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 73903, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether funding from the expanded Youth Offer can be spent on social infrastructure in addition to capital projects.

Answered on

22 November 2021

Following the 2021 Spending Review, we are investing £560 million in youth services in England over the next three years, including the Youth Investment Fund and ongoing support for the National Citizen Service.

Access to youth facilities is not felt equally, with young people in many parts of the country struggling to gain access to them. The Youth Investment Fund will seek to remedy this, creating up to 300 youth facilities to level up opportunity in left behind places, giving young people access to support from youth workers and enabling them to engage in beneficial activities.

Full details of the YIF's eligibility criteria will be announced in due course.