Prince's Trust and Scouts among charities to receive share of £16.5m funding

The government has revealed the charities and community groups that will share a £16.5m fund to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among recipients are The Prince's Trust, Scouts Association, Girlguiding and a raft of local youth groups and charities.

The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is being handed out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to charities and groups in the youth sector to ensure services can remain open as the UK recovers from the health crisis.

Youth clubs, uniformed youth groups as well as national youth and umbrella organisations are to share the £16.5m fund, which has come from the government’s £750m support package for charities amid the pandemic.

Applications closed in February and this week the DDCMS has announced that funding has been awarded to 551 organisations, with £2m allocated for training, including bursaries for student youth workers.

The Prince’s Trust has received £3.6m, while the Scout Association has been handed £2.1m. Girlguiding’s grant is £2.8m

Locally, Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs has netted £289,403, while London Youth’s grant totals £522,534.

Meanwhile, Bristol based The Wheels Project has received £61,886, Hull’s Warren Youth Project has been handed £66,737 and YMCA Essex has been awarded £22,803.

The full list of award recipients can be found here.

The DDCMS said: “This funding is mitigating the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring that services providing vital support to young people can remain open.”

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