In England the Labour Goverment today announced details of ‘myplace’ – a £190 million investment over the next three years to deliver new and exciting places for young people to go to take part in a wide range of activities after school and at weekends, such as music, sport, dance and drama.
‘myplace’ will help deliver Labour’s ambition – set out in the ten Year Youth Strategy and re-affirmed in Labour’s Children’s Plan – for new and improved places for young people to go in all areas of the country.
The £190 million will be channelled through the Big Lottery Fund and invested in ambitious projects – all of which must be driven by the active participation of young people.
The Government knows that giving young people more positive things to do is an important tool in tackling antisocial behaviour, as well as helping young people to re-engage in their communities.
Lets compare that to the £2m plus cuts in voluntary sector cuts by the SNP/Libdem administration which will include many facilities for young people. Ok, lets not, its just too sad to contemplate.
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