New funding for the voluntary and community youth sector


Choices, a £4 million programme for 2011-12 funded by the Home Office, is aimed at the voluntary and community sector to help them prevent and reduce substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable groups of young people aged 10-19 years. Successful national voluntary organisations who are now delivering Choices include NCVYS members The Prince’s Trust, Catch22 and Youth at Risk.

The Social Action Fund has been created to support the Government’s vision for a Big Society by funding proposals that will embed long term increases in giving either of time (volunteering, time-banking) or resources (money, property, fixed assets or equipment). NCVYS members successful in the first round of funding include Anne Frank Trust, Catch22, Beatbullying and the Challenge Network.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced funding of £10 million for national youth organisations, including many NCVYS members, in order to train thousands of new volunteer leaders.

The £30 million Transforming Local Infrastructure Fund focuses on bringing together different charity support providers to offer high quality local services at lower cost. NCVYS members successful in receiving funding include Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services, Voluntary Action Barnsley, Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency and Worcester Volunteer Centre.

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