- 6,250 new places created, with money supporting expansion of uniformed youth groups
- 1,150 new volunteer spaces for adults who want to offer time to local organisations
More than 6,000 new uniformed group places are being created for young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds across England, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright announced today.
Nine organisations are benefitting from a multi-million pound fund so that more children and young people can access local clubs and benefit from weekly activities, camps and volunteering programmes to boost their wellbeing, mental health and life skills.
Further to new places, more than 1,000 adult volunteers will now also have the opportunity to join local groups, enabling them to expand their services.
The money will go to organisations such as the Volunteer Police Cadets and the Boys’ Brigade, to provide opportunities for clubs to open up new units in disadvantaged areas or increase their recruitment drive for volunteers.