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Young People's Funds for Amenities

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have set up a young people's fund for amenities and activities run by young people since 2005; and what the value is of each of these funds. (103930)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government do not, in the main, collect specific information on local authority funding for activities run by young people as these initiatives are run at the discretion of local authorities. The Youth Opportunity Fund and the Youth Capital Fund are the exception to this as they are ring fenced outside Local Area Agreements for the period April 2006 to March 2008. I am responding to the question raised from the perspective of the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) and the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) which were introduced in April 2006.

The YOF and the YCF were a Youth Green Paper commitment to young people to give them control and influence over activities and facilities in their local neighbourhood. Central to the conditions for the use of both funds is the role of young people as grant givers and decision makers and as project leaders bidding for funds to spend on activities in their local area.

Resources of £62 million for 2006-07 and 2007-08 were proposed in the Youth Green Paper for both funds. Additional funding of £53 million was made available through the Chancellor’s 2005 pre-Budget report making a total of £115 million over the two years from April 2006.

£

Local authority

YOF and YCF

YOF

5 per cent. of both with £15,000 floor

Both - (N)

City of London

100,000

50,000

15,000

85,000

Isles of Scilly

100,000

50,000

15,000

85,000

Rutland

100,000

50,000

15,000

85,000

Bracknell Forest

155,000

90,000

15,000

140,000

Poole

155,000

90,000

15,000

140,000

Torbay

155,000

90,000

15,000

140,000

Hartlepool

155,000

90,000

15,000

140,000

Darlington

155,000

90,000

15,000

140,000

Slough

156,359

90,000

15,000

141,359

City of York

159,913

90,000

15,000

144,913

Windsor and Maidenhead

160,905

90,000

15,000

145,905

Kingston Upon Thames

162,201

90,000

15,000

147,201

Isle of Wight

162,267

90,000

15,000

147,267

Bournemouth

162,404

90,000

15,000

147,404

Wokingham

162,721

90,000

15,000

147,721

West Berkshire

165,508

90,000

15,000

150,508

Herefordshire

165,973

90,000

15,000

150,973

Reading

169,120

90,685

15,000

154,120

Thurrock

169,331

90,798

15,000

154,331

Richmond Upon Thames

169,643

90,965

15,000

154,643

Blackpool

174,748

93,703

15,000

159,748

Bath and North East Somerset

174,998

93,837

15,000

159,998

Southend on Sea

175,877

94,308

15,000

160,877

Halton

176,914

94,864

15,000

161,914

North Lincolnshire

179,416

96,206

15,000

164,416

North Somerset

182,095

97,642

15,000

167.095

Bury

186,453

99,979

15,000

171,453

Hammersmith and Fulham

189,114

101,406

15,000

174,114

Warrington

189,829

101,789

15,000

174,829

Blackburn with Darwen

191,193

102,521

15,000

176,193

Telford and Wrekin

192,644

103,299

15,000

177,644

Gateshead

199,906

107,193

15,000

184,906

Trafford

200,753

107,647

15,000

185,753

Redcar and Cleveland

201,450

108,021

15,000

186,450

South Tyneside

206,224

110,581

15,000

191,224

Swindon

207,415

111,219

15,000

192,415

North Tyneside

207,494

111,261

15,000

192,494

Sutton

213,254

114,350

15,000

198,254

Merton

213,390

114,423

15,000

198,390

Harrow

215,625

115,622

15,000

200,625

St. Helens

221,882

118,976

15,000

206,882

Calderdale

227,459

121,967

15,000

212,459

Havering

229,028

122,809

15,000

214,028

City of Peterborough

231,215

123,981

15,000

216,215

Barking and Dagenham

235,799

126,439

15,000

220,799

Portsmouth

237,404

127,300

15,000

222,404

North East Lincolnshire

237,445

127,322

15,000

222,445

Solihull

238,618

127,951

15,000

223,618

Camden

240,689

129,061

15,000

225,689

Luton

243,180

130,397

15,000

228,180

Stockton on Tees

244,234

130,962

15,000

229,234

Kensington and Chelsea

244,731

131,229

15,000

229,731

Milton Keynes

244,766

131,247

15,000

229,766

Redbridge

246,980

132,434

15,000

231,980

Bexley

247,881

132,918

15,000

232,881

South Gloucestershire

247,954

132,957

15,000

232,954

Middlesbrough

249,277

133,666

15,000

234,277

Islington

254,288

136,353

15,000

239,288

Knowsley

257,624

138,142

15,000

242,624

Southampton

258,553

138,641

15,000

243,553

Barnsley

261,047

139,977

15,000

246,047

Brighton and Hove

262,730

140,880

15,000

247,730

Shropshire

268,075

143,746

15,000

253,075

Rochdale

271,047

145,340

15,000

256,047

Hounslow

261,767

145,726

15,000

258,787

Wandsworth

273,110

146,446

15,000

258,110

Medway

280,139

150,215

15,000

265,139

City of Derby

240,478

150,403

15,000

265,489

Tameside

281,457

150,922

15,000

266,457

City of Westminster

293,088

157,158

15,000

278,088

East Riding of Yorks

295,711

158,565

15,000

280,711

Stoke on Trent

296,771

159,133

15,000

281,771

City of Plymouth

297,171

159,348

15,000

282,171

Stockport

298,431

150,023

15,000

283,431

Oldham

299,191

160,431

15,000

284,191

Hackney

300,081

160,908

15,000

285,081

Salford

300,713

161,247

15,000

285,713

Lambeth

307,027

164,633

15,000

292,027

Bromley

310,899

166,709

15,000

295,899

Waltham Forest

322,196

172,766

15,000

307,196

Sefton

322,787

173,084

15,000

307,787

Wolverhampton

327,875

175,812

15,000

312,875

Ealing

328,989

176,409

15,000

313,989

Rotherham

332,305

178,187

15,000

317,305

Brent

332,412

178,245

15,000

317,412

Newcastle upon Tyne

334,792

179,521

15,000

319,792

Northumberland

335,331

179,810

15,000

320,331

Haringey

345,598

185,315

15,000

330,598

Dorset

346,976

186,054

15,000

331,978

Bolton

348,387

186,811

15,000

333,387

Dudley

353,222

189,404

15,000

338,222

Wigan

353,653

189,634

15,000

338,653

Hillingdon

359,899

192,877

15,000

344,699

Enfield

365,068

195,755

15,178

349,890

Wakefield

366,247

196,387

15,227

351,020

Lewisham

368,675

197,690

15,328

353,348

Barnet

372,156

199,556

15,472

356,684

Newham

374,437

200,779

15,567

358,870

Sunderland

374,579

200,855

15,573

359,006

Croydon

387,612

207,844

16,115

371,497

Greenwich

388,812

208,487

16,165

372,647

Doncaster

390,495

209,390

16,235

374,260

Walsall

391,425

209,888

16,273

375,151

Wirral

392,513

210,472

16,319

376,194

Tower Hamlets

395,743

212,204

16,453

379,290

Coventry

399,459

214,196

16,607

382,852

Wiltshire

402,925

216,055

16,752

386,173

Southwark

413,557

221,756

17,194

396,363

City of Hull

416,047

223,091

17,297

398,750

Bedfordshire

423,926

227,316

17,625

406,301

Kirklees

428,162

229,587

17,801

410,361

City of Nottingham

431,464

231,358

17,938

413,526

Buckinghamshire

433,048

232,207

18,004

415,044

Sandwell

438,459

235,109

18,229

420,230

City of Leicester

450,151

241,378

18,715

431,436

Cornwall

477,634

256,115

19,858

457,776

City of Bristol

484,474

259,783

20,142

464,332

Warwickshire

494,870

265,357

20,574

474,296

Somerset

498,999

267,571

20,746

478,253

Cumbria

506,055

271,355

21,039

485,016

East Sussex

509,128

273,003

21,167

487,961

Worcestershire

526,605

282,374

21,894

504,711

North Yorkshire

527,627

282,922

21,936

505.691

Cambridgeshire

535,051

286,903

22,245

512,807

Gloucestershire

543,472

291,418

22,595

520,877

Durham

578,162

310,020

24,037

554,125

Leicestershire

607,705

325,861

25,265

582,440

Sheffield

614,838

329,686

25,562

589,276

Lincolnshire

633,848

339,879

26,352

607,495

Devon

636,531

341,318

26464

610,067

Suffolk

639,338

342,823

26,580

612,757

Cheshire

640,279

343,328

26,620

613,659

Manchester

642,890

34,728

26,728

616,162

Oxfordshire

645,638

346,201

26,842

618,795

Bradford

675,118

362,009

28,068

647,050

Northamptonshire

704,206

377,607

29,277

675,929

West Sussex

725,534

389,043

30,164

695,370

Derbyshire

729,998

391,437

30,350

699,649

Norfolk

788,108

422,596

32,766

755,342

Liverpool

805,079

431,696

33,471

771,608

Staffordshire

841,860

451,419

35,000

806,860

Nottinghamshire

852,781

457,275

35,454

817,327

Leeds

924,863

495,926

38,451

886,412

Surrey

1,096,766

588,104

45,598

1,051,168

Hampshire

1,108,271

594,273

46,076

1,062,194

Hertfordshire

1,112,809

596,706

46,265

1,066,544

Lancashire

1,226,930

657,899

51,010

1,175,920

Essex

1,323,482

709,672

55,024

1,268,458

Kent

1,369,588

734,395

56,941

1,312,647

Birmingham

1,464,197

785,126

60,874

1,403,323

England

57,250,000

30,750,000

2,862,500

54,387,500

Note:

£250,000 for each year for the evaluation of YOF and YCF (= £31,000,000 YOF budget)