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Church Buildings

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, in regard to the myplace project developing new facilities for young people, to entering into partnerships with little-used churches to create such facilities; and whether such partnerships could be more cost-effective and sustainable than building new premises. [HL6138]

myplace is delivering over £270 million of government capital investment in world class youth facilities driven by the active participation of young people and their views and needs. Through a competitive bidding process, myplace is funding both new build projects and projects to redevelop existing community assets. It is for bidding organisations from either the public, private or third sector, to work in partnership to develop the most cost-effective and sustainable proposals to meet local needs. Aiming high for young people: a ten year strategy for positive activities set out the Government's expectation that local authorities work with young people and local partners to develop integrated capital strategies to maximise the potential for young people of all existing community assets and funding streams.