Government launches £30m fund

Charities and voluntary organisations tackling youth crime will be able to apply for a share of a £30m government fund from today.

The money is the second round of the Youth Sector Development Fund, run by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

The department said that the cash, available as grants, would be targeted at organisations running initiatives to prevent youth crime and reoffending.

Five third sector organisations shared £27m in the first round of the programme,

Children's minister Beverley Hughes said the sector played a crucial role in reaching the most disaffected young people.

"Today's announcement is a great opportunity for ambitious organisations to benefit from a package of financial and business support, to enable them to help even more vulnerable young people and, critically, help these unique organisations achieve long term sustainability," she said.

Organisations have until 3 October to apply for the money.

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