Young people in Great Yarmouth are to benefit from a share of a £40 million national investment pot aimed to boost the skills and life chances of young people in disadvantaged areas.
MAP will receive funding of almost £700,000 from the Youth Investment Fund over three years to provide new opportunities for young people to get involved in their communities, support their personal development and get the skills and confidence they need to enter the workplace.
In Great Yarmouth this will mean an expansion of MAP’s current services and support for young people, reaching out to those living in different neighbourhoods. MAP will be offering an expanded range of leisure, cultural, sporting, events and enrichment activities, with a focus on outreach activities in local communities.
Dan Mobbs, CEO of MAP, said “We are very proud to have been selected by the Youth Investment Fund to carry out this vital work. Young people have told us that there are limited opportunities in Great Yarmouth to expand their knowledge, skills and experiences, so we are really excited to be able to respond to their needs and open up a new world of possibilities.”
The Youth Investment Fund – made up of government and National Lottery players’ money from the Big Lottery Fund – will be shared by 86 youth organisations across the country over the next three years.
Minister for Civil Society Tracey Crouch, said: “This investment from the government and National Lottery players will have a transformational effect on the lives of some of our most disadvantaged young people. It will help thousands who might otherwise have gone under the radar flourish. Local voluntary and community youth organisations already do so much fantastic work and this £40 million will enrich the lives of many more young people throughout England.”
The New Philanthropy Capital and the Centre for Youth Impact will work alongside each of the 86 organisations to evaluate the impact of their work with young people.