Youth Projects

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Nicholas Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Conservative, Don Valley

What steps he is taking to support youth projects.

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

This Government are committed to investing in young people’s futures and ensuring that their voices are heard. The £500 million youth investment fund launching this year will fund new, refurbished and mobile youth centres, alongside investment in positive activities and youth workers across the country. DCMS launched a new online tool earlier this month to involve young people in policy making, and has supported the National Youth Agency to produce guidance for youth organisations on operating safely during covid-19.

Photo of Nicholas Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Conservative, Don Valley

Does my right hon. Friend agree that to succeed in life young people need good role models? Will he therefore offer his support to my role models project?

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

My hon. Friend is absolutely right that good role models are crucial, now perhaps more than ever. I am delighted to offer my support and that of the Department to his new project, and I look forward to discussing it more with him.