Communities Minister Lord Bourne has announced £250,000 more funding to boost the confidence and skills of youngsters from diverse backgrounds across the country and gives them the opportunity to join national youth groups like the Scouts, Police Cadets and Guiding.
The new funding will be used to promote integration through building a national network of youth integration champions and rolling out long-term approaches to developing lasting relationships between young people from different backgrounds.
Communities Minister, Lord Bourne said, “This government is determined to ensure young people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to go as far as their talents take them. With this funding, Youth United Foundation will be able to ensure that more young people have the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to become great citizens of the future.”
Youth United Foundation, a charity established to support a coalition of 11 uniformed youth volunteering organisations has already offered over 1.5 million young people the opportunity to develop teamwork, leadership, self-confidence and communication skills through a series of activities.