Project to Develop Local Authority Business Partnerships for Young People
31 July 2012
The National Youth Agency, through its Routes to Success programme of work with the Local Government Association, is to map and promote how the business community and local authorities can work together for the benefit of young people.
The project will see the NYA working with and the British Chambers of Commerce develop best practice guidance for local authorities and voluntary sector organisations on brokering relationships and creating a sustainable strategy for engaging and maintaining businesssector support. The project will also be making links with the United Futures programme.
Fiona Blacke, NYA chief executive, commented: “Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Tim Loughton MP has brought together a group of business people to look specifically at the role of the private sector in supporting out of school activities. Through our active participation in this group, we identified the need for clear guidance to support local authorities and voluntary sector organisations in brokering these relationships. We are delighted to be developing the approach with businesses in Manchester, with the support of the British Chambers of Commerce and Manchester City Council.”