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Youth groups receive £2.6m funding from London mayor

By Joe Lepper |

21 September 2018

Theatre and sports initiatives are among 36 youth projects to benefit from £2.6m worth of funding released by mayor of London Sadiq Khan to divert young people in the capital away from crime.

Youth sector organisations announce merger

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

20 September 2018

Two youth work charities have merged in a bid to ensure the long-term future of their work, it has been announced.

The number of teenage girls who aspire to become leaders has fallen, with girls blaming the decline on a working climate that favours men and negative media coverage of women.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a public health approach will be used to tackle serious violence in the capital, with a new a new Violence Reduction Unit featuring specialists in health, police and local government set to be established.

Young people distribute £180,000 to youth projects

By Joe Lepper |

14 September 2018

A grant-making body has given a panel of young people the final say on how £180,000 worth of funding for projects supporting vulnerable young people is distributed.

Uniformed youth groups to expand with £5m funding boost

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

10 September 2018

A further £5m has been set aside to uniformed youth groups to expand into deprived areas and offer places to vulnerable young people, the government has announced.

More must be done to tackle music videos posted to social media sites glamourising drug dealing and murder if high levels serious youth violence are to be addressed, a Labour MP has said.

An initiative to support youth services to raise commercial income through activities such as trading with businesses, renting out space, or selling retail goods is to launch.

A new national unit will be established to help local areas improve support for vulnerable children and young people at risk of exploitation, the Department for Education has announced.

The Department for Education has pledged to honour funding awards through the European Union's Erasmus+ training and study programme for the next two years, even if there is a no deal Brexit.