Children: Disadvantaged

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement, Government invests £5m to increase places for disadvantaged children in youth organisations, published on 10 September 2018, to which areas he plans to distribute that funding; and whether he has plans to allocate funding from that fund to Wakefield.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Uniformed Youth Fund will increase places in uniformed youth groups to reach disadvantaged young people. The Fund is open to uniformed youth organisations in England and is being managed by Youth United Foundation. The Fund is currently open for applications and will prioritise expansion in deprived areas.

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