Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide suitable services and activities for young people aged 13 to 19, and those with learning difficulties to age 24, to improve their well-being.
The Delivering Differently for Young People programme provides £0.2 million funding. This funding is intended to help up to 5 local authority areas rethink the way they provide services, and to support positive outcomes for young people. Successful applicants will be able to access bespoke technical, legal and consultancy support to identify and develop alternative models to provide youth services.
The Cabinet Office is running this programme with support from the Local Government Association (LGA).