Government has announced it will use money from dormant bank accounts to tackle societal challenges.
These initiatives will be jointly designed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Education and Big Lottery Fund with input from young people. The National Youth Agency will be supporting this process to ensure young people's voice is central to the initiative.
Leigh Middleton, NYA's CEO said, “We are pleased to see Government stepping up its focus on young people with £90m to support disadvantaged young people into employment. It’s vital that where you’re from or who your family are don’t decide your future. A fulfilling job plays a key role in providing the stability, security and wellbeing young people need as they navigate the challenges society throws at them. NYA is looking forward to supporting DCMS and DfE in engaging with young people to offer the most effective support they can.