Ground-breaking UK Youth report aims to realise #Untapped potential of youth work

UK Youth have launched a new report which reveals that annual investment in youth work saves the government as much £3.2bn – with even a modest increase in funding potentially saving billions more. The report, commissioned by UK Youth and produced by respected economics consultancy Frontier Economics, finds that investing in youth work can save the taxpayer billions thanks to improved societal health, increased employment and education, and a reduction in crime. The government currently invests between £0.5bn and £1bn in youth work every year – directly via Local Authority…

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UK Youth and Julia and Hans Rausing to provide £10 million boost to youth sector

The UK Youth Fund – Thriving Minds is a direct response to the mounting evidence UK Youth, a leading charity in the sector, received when it joined forces with Julia and Hans Rausing during the pandemic to distribute £1.3 million in small, flexible grants. Over 750 youth workers highlighted their concerns regarding significant deterioration in the mental health of the young people with whom they work. Youth workers across the UK Youth Movement, which includes over 8,000 youth organisations, have also reported seeing significant rises in young people seeking help…

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Leading Youth Charities join forces to solve the biggest post pandemic barriers for young people

Leading social mobility charities Speakers for Schools, UK Youth and Young Enterprise have joined forces to solve the biggest post-pandemic barriers facing young people. They are launching Youth Card, a free app that places career preparing opportunities directly into the hands of young people across the UK.The app aggregates the three charities’ own services, including: Access to the UK Youth network (currently standing at over 7000 youth organisations, providing youth work, outdoor learning and skills development activities.) Young Enterprise’s financial and enterprise programmes to develop skills, confidence and enterprising mindsets…

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Leading youth charities unite against violence

The Prince’s Trust is uniting the youth sector against violence with the launch of an initiative promoting role models and free activities to young people at risk of violence this Summer. The Amplified initiative, bringing together youth organisations including the Scouts, UK Youth, Redthread and StreetDoctors, will share activities and safe spaces for young people, as well as insights and advice from those who have lived experience of violence.  Two-thirds of young people in the UK (66%) think having positive role models would help to reduce violent crime among young people,…

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