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Youth Opportunity Funds

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been provided to schemes under the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by local authority area. (128262)

The Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) and the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) were announced in the Green Paper Youth Matters and have been available to local authorities from April 2006. A total of £115 million is available for both funds over the period 2006-08, £61.5 million of which is for YOF, half in each year.

The following table sets out yearly allocations for YOF and YCF to local authorities.

Table of allocations per year to local authorities for the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) and the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) for the period 2006-08

£

Local authority

YOF allocation per year

YCF allocation per year

YOF and YCF per year

Barking and Dagenham

126,439

109,359.60

235,799

Barnet

199,556

172,599.98

372,156

Barnsley

139,977

121,069.25

261,046

Bath and North East Somerset

93,837

81,161.17

174,998

Bedfordshire

227,316

196,610.00

423,926

Bexley

132,918

114,963.26

247,881

Birmingham

785,126

679,070.94

1,464,197

Blackburn with Darwen

102,521

88,672.31

191,193

Blackpool

93,703

81,045.49

174,748

Bolton

186,811

161,576.36

348,387

Bournemouth

90,000

72,404.36

162,404

Bracknell Forest

90,000

65,000.00

155,000

Bradford

362,009

313,109.07

675,118

Brent

178,245

154,167.39

332,412

Brighton and Hove

140,880

121,849.96

262,730

Bromley

166,709

144,189.89

310,899

Buckinghamshire

232,207

200,840.57

433,048

Bury

99,979

86,473.92

186,453

Calderdale

121,967

105,492.00

227,459

Cambridgeshire

286,903

248,148.19

535,051

Camden

129,061

111,627.75

240,689

Cheshire

343,328

296,951.10

640,279

City of Bristol

259,783

224,691.09

484,474

City of Derby

150,403

130,086.52

280,490

City of Hull

223,091

192,955.90

416,047

City of Leicester

241,378

208,772.63

450,151

City of London

50,000

50,000.00

100,000

City of Nottingham

231,358

200,105.99

431,464

City of Peterborough

123,981

107,233.79

231,215

City of Plymouth

159,348

137,823.25

297,171

City of Westminster

157,158

135,929.34

293,087

City of York

90,000

69,912.57

159,913

Cornwall

256,115

221,519.03

477,634

Coventry

214,196

185,262.75

399,459

Croydon

207,844

179,768.19

387,612

Cumbria

271,355

234,700.23

506,055

Darlington

90,000

65,000.00

155,000

Derbyshire

391,437

338,561.54

729,999

Devon

341,318

295,212.79

636,531

Doncaster

209,390

181,105.21

390,495

Dorset

186,054

160,922.10

346,976

Dudley

189,404

163,818.91

353,223

Durham

310,020

268,142.35

578,162

Ealing

176,409

152,579.60

328,989

East Riding of Yorks

158,565

137,146.11

295,711

East Sussex

273,003

236,125.45

509,128

Enfield

195,755

169,312.60

365,068

Essex

709,672

613,809.46

1,323,481

Gateshead

107,193

92,713.20

199,906

Gloucestershire

291,418

252,053.51

543,472

Greenwich

208,487

180,324.59

388,812

Hackney

160,908

139,172.64

300,081

Halton

94,864

82,049.90

176,914

Hammersmith and Fulham

101,406

87,707.95

189,114

Hampshire

594,273

513,998.20

1,108,271

Haringey

185,315

160,282.90

345,598

Harrow

115,622

100,003.62

215,626

Hartlepool

90,000

65,000.00

155,000

Havering

122,809

106,219.53

229,029

Herefordshire

90,000

75,973.45

165,973

Hertfordshire

596,706

516,103.02

1,112,809

Hillingdon

192,877

166,822.83

359,700

Hounslow

145,726

126,041.38

271,767

Isle of Wight

90,000

72,266.94

162,267

Isles of Scilly

50,000

50,000.00

100,000

Islington

136,353

117,934.56

254,288

Kensington and Chelsea

131,229

113,502.35

244,731

Kent

734,395

635,192.89.

1,369,588

Kingston Upon Thames

90,000

72,201.15

162,201

Kirklees

229,587

198,574.50

428,162

Knowsley

138,142

119,481.66

257,624

Lambeth

164,633

142,394.14

307,027

Lancashire

657,899

569,030.20

1,226,929

Leeds

495,926

428,936.52

924,863

Leicestershire

325,861

281,843.75

607,705

Lewisham

197,690

170,985.75

368,676

Lincolnshire

339,879

293,968.32

633,847

Liverpool

431,696

373,382.85

805,079

Luton

130,397

112,783.10

243,180

Manchester

344,728

298,162.26

642,890

Medway

150,215

129,923.79

280,139

Merton

114,423

98,966.96

213,390

Middlesbrough

133,666

115,610.61

249,277

Milton Keynes

131,247

113,518.43

244,765

Newcastle upon Tyne

179,521

155,270.96

334,792

Newham

200,779

173,657.75

374,437

Norfolk

422,596

365,511.70

788,108

North East Lincolnshire

127,322

110,123.02

237,445

North Lincolnshire

96,206

83,210.41

179,416

North Somerset

97,642

84,452.53

182,095

North Tyneside

111,261

96,232.19

207,493

North Yorkshire

282,922

244,704.76

527,627

Northamptonshire

377,607

326,599.55

704,207

Northumberland

179,810

155,521.36

335,331

Nottinghamshire

457,275

395,506.28

852,781

Oldham

160,431

138,759.77

299,191

Oxfordshire

346,201

299,436.40

645,637

Poole

90,000

65,000.00

155,000

Portsmouth

127,300

110,104.17

237,404

Reading

90,685

78,435.04

169,120

Redbridge

132,434

114,545.16

246,979

Redcar and Cleveland

108,021

93,429.47

201,450

Richmond Upon Thames

90,965

78,677.65

169,643

Rochdale

145,340

125,707.09

271,047

Rotherham

178,187

154,117.84

332,305

Rutland

50,000

50,000.00

100,000

Salford

161,247

139,465.91

300,713

Sandwell

235,109

203,350.34

438,459

Sefton

173,084

149,703.44

322,787

Sheffield

329,686

285,151.79

614,838

Shropshire

143,746

124,328.65

268,075

Slough

90,000

66,359.32

156,359

Solihull

127,951

110,667.38

238,618

Somerset

267,571

231,427.80

498,999

South Gloucestershire

132,957

114,997.05

247,954

South Tyneside

110,581

95,643.58

206,225

Southampton

138,641

119,912.96

258,554

Southend on Sea

94,308

81,568.80

175,877

Southwark

221,756

191,800.96

413,557

St. Helens

118,976

102,905.11

221,881

Staffordshire

451,419

390,441.20

841,860

Stockport

160,023

138,407.29

298,430

Stockton on Tees

130,962

113,271.64

244,234

Stoke on Trent

159,133

137,637.60

296,771

Suffolk

342,823

296,514.58

639,338

Sunderland

200,855

173,723.80

374,579

Surrey

588,104

508,662.65

1,096,767

Sutton

114,350

98,903.71

213,254

Swindon

111,219

96,195.83

207,415

Tameside

150,922

130,535.32

281,457

Telford and Wrekin

103,299

89,345.36

192,644

Thurrock

90,798

78,533.04

169,331

Torbay

90,000

65,000.00

155,000

Tower Hamlets

212,204

183,539.40

395,743

Trafford

107,647

93,105.85

200,753

Wakefield

196,387

169,859.43

366,246

Walsall

209,888

181,536.45

391,424

Waltham Forest

172,766

149,429.16

322,195

Wandsworth

146,446

126,664.20

273,110

Warrington

101,789

88,039.42

189,828

Warwickshire

265,357

229,512.86

494,870

West Berkshire

90,000

75,507.60

165,508

West Sussex

389,043

336,491.09

725,534

Wigan

189,634

164,018.51

353,653

Wiltshire

216,055

186,870.06

402,925

Windsor and Maidenhead

90,000

70,904.61

160,905

Wirral

210,472

182,041.08

392,513

Wokingham

90,000

72,720.63

162,721

Wolverhampton

175,812

152,063.15

327,875

Worcestershire

282,374

244,230.79

526,605

Total

30,750,000

26,500,000

57,250,000

Note:

£250,000 for each year for evaluation of YOF and YCF

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schemes have been funded by the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) type. (128263)

The Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) and the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) have only been available to local authorities from April 2006. A total of £115 million is available for both funds over 2006-08.

We do not hold centrally information on the types of schemes the Youth Opportunity Fund is funding. We are currently in the process of collating data on the numbers of projects and the young people involved in the funds for the first year of funding 2006-07. This information will be available after the end of the financial year, when reports have been received from LAs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the Youth Opportunities Fund remains (a) uncommitted and (b) unspent for (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08. (128264)

A total of £115 million is available through the Youth Opportunity and Youth Capital Funds over the period 2006-08. A total of £57.5 million is available in each of the years 2006-07 and 2007-08. All the funds for 2006-07 and 2007-08 have been allocated to local authorities. In 2006-07, £170,179 was withheld at the request of four authorities who indicated they would not be able to spend their full allocation.

It is not possible for the £170,179 under spend to be reallocated at this stage of the year.