Skip to main content

Youth Services: Finance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 88791, tabled on 7 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) adequacy of funding for and (b) effectiveness of youth services.

Answered on

10 December 2021

Earlier this year, DCMS conducted a Youth Review to ensure that our spending, policy and programmes meet the needs of young people. The review heard from over 6,000 young people and 120 youth organisations. The findings will be published shortly. DCMS is also committed to completing the review of the Local Authority Statutory Duty for Youth Services, previously paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our priority in the pandemic has been to stabilise youth charities and help them through the impact of this. We have achieved this through our unprecedented charity sector package, from which £100 million has gone to organisations supporting children and young people during the pandemic, including £15.6 million through the Youth Covid Support Fund which provided emergency funding specifically for youth services.

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

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.