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Youth Organisations

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report which youth organisations receive money from public funds and the figure each receives; and for what purposes the money is used.

Details of grants paid by my Department to voluntary youth organisations during the financial year 1979–80 are given below. Information about grants paid by other Government Departments and by local authorities is not available.

Endeavour Training*14,200
Foudroyant Trust6,500
Girls' Brigade16,600
Girl Guides Association43,000
Girls' Venture Corps15,700
Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade2,850
Methodist Association of Youth Clubs37,800
National Association for Asian Youth13,250
National Association of Boys' Clubs107,350
National Association of Youth Clubs165,300
National Elfrida Rathbone Society10,200
National Federation of 18+ Groups*21,750
National Federation of Gateway Clubs6,600
National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs29,100
National PHAB10,350
National Youth Assembly6,000
National Youth Theatre15,030
Ocean Youth Club4,500
Outward Bound Trust10,150
Sail Training Association3,000
Salvation Army6,000
Scout Association46,850
Sea Cadet Association12,350
St. Ambulance Brigade5,900
Union of Maccabi Associations2,250
United Kingdom Federation of Jazz Bands3,700
United Reform Church11,700
Woodcraft Folk4,400
Young Christian Workers13,150
Young Men's Christian Association*82,450
Young Women's Christian Association46,750
Youth Hostels Association*69,050
* These figures include grants for capital projects undertaken by the headquarters organisation
iii) Grants paid to support specific developments of an innovatory nature in the work of an organisation:
National Association of Youth Clubs (8 projects)72,000
Scouts Association (2 projects)16,300
Girl Guides Association (2 projects)15,500
Young Men's Christian Association9,000
British Council of Churches1,500
Endeavour Training4,300
Duke of Edinburgh's Award2,750
(iv) Grants for experimentpal projects designed to pioneer new ground in work with young people:
National Association of Youth Clubs21,500
National Association of Asian Youth13,050
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services19,750
Sheffield Association of Youth Clubs13,550
(v) Grants for research in the youth service field:
National Association of Youth Clubs4,300
National Youth Bureau12,650
(vi) Grants for the training of youth and community workers:
Young Men's Christian Association National College74,750
In-Service Training and Education Panel34,750
The Department also paid grants amounting to £1,737,000 to supplement local authority grants voluntary youth organisations for local capital projects.