A report to Cabinet that sets out how funding for the Youth Service is targeted.
Cabinet Portfolio Holder - Councillor Jeff Morgan
Councillor Jeff Morgan explained that over the last decade youth services had struggled. Now, however, additional funding was enabling new and exciting projects to be developed. He explained how there will be opportunities for projects to bid for funds and that young people will be at the centre of the design and operation of services.
The report was welcomed by Councillor Pam Williams who recognised the importance to provide support for young people.
In response to a question from Councillor Jerry Roodhouse, Cabinet was informed that the funds would be available for 2 to 3 years. However, if it proved successful it may be possible to build the resources into the base budget.
1) Endorses the Warwickshire Targeted Youth Services Approach 2020-2023 set out in the Appendix.
2) Asks that the Children and Young Peoples Overview and Scrutiny Committee agree to including in its work programme consideration of an Annual Report detailing outcomes and progress in 12 months’ time.