NYA comment on DCMS announcement on employment support

4 Jan 2018

Government has announced it will use money from dormant bank accounts to tackle societal challenges.

As well as helping vulnerable homeless people and good causes, £90 million will also be invested in support of projects that help disadvantaged young people into employment.

These initiatives will be jointly designed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Education and Big Lottery Fund with input from young people.

Leigh Middleton, NYA CEO said, “NYA is pleased to see Government stepping up its focus on young people with £90m to support disadvantaged young people into employment. It’s vital that where you’re from or who your family are don’t decide your future.

“A fulfilling job plays a key role in providing the stability, security and wellbeing young people need as they navigate the challenges society throws at them. NYA is looking forward to supporting DCMS and DfE in engaging with young people to offer the most effective support they can.”

Read more on the Government’s announcement.