To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the £500 million Youth Investment Fund.
The Government recognises the value of good quality youth work and the positive role it can play in the lives of young people. The £500million Youth Investment Fund will provide multi-year funding for new and refurbished youth clubs, support for detached youth work, investment in youth worker skills, and for community-based youth projects. The new £500m Youth Investment Fund will start in 2020/21 and run over five years. This investment will be a balance of capital and revenue funding.
Our departments are working together to consider how the Youth Investment Fund can support our efforts to reduce crime, and in particular violence and exploitation.