I issued the following press release on 09.03.2006
YOUTH TO SPEND
December, in the pre-budget report, Gordon Brown announced the setting up of a young
peoples fund to help provide more activities for our young people. At the
time, local MP, Lynne Jones welcomed the announcement that the money would be managed by
the Council but the decisions on how to spend it will be taken by young people themselves
and asked questions about how much Birmingham would be getting. This week, the
Government has announced how much money local authorities across the country will get.
MP said: I am delighted at this weeks announcement that Birmingham will
get £2,928,394 for the 2006-2008 Youth Opportunity Fund and Youth
Capital Fund. This money is of a scale that can really make a bid difference.
people will have a central role as decision makers and grant givers, project leaders and
participants. This will encourage more young people to become active citizens as
well as giving them the resources to create better facilities and the kind activities that
young people themselves want.
City Council will be putting out information in due course about how young people can get