• This story has been updated, see final paragraph
The government will spend £30m on a pilot scheme for its National Citizen Service programme, which will begin next summer.
Twelve organisations, including the volunteering charity v, the youth charity Catch 22 and the Bolton Lads & Girls Club, will receive funds to deliver the pilot, in which thousands of 16-year-old school leavers will carry out seven or eight-week projects that include community work, a physical challenge and a residential placement.
Most of the organisations that receive the funding will be part of large consortia. Catch 22 will lead a national consortium providing 1,515 places.
An OCS spokesman said there would be 11,000 places on the scheme next summer - more than the 10,000 announced by the government previously.
He said the Department for Education would be responsible for running the National Citizen Service after the first two years.
In a statement, the Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, said: "We have been delighted by the response to our request for providers.
"From more than 250 organisations we have chosen 12 groups that now have a historic opportunity to help develop a society in which people do things for each other and take an interest in their local communities."
The full list of funding recipients:
- Bolton Lads & Girls Club
- Catch 22
- Connexions Cumbria
- Field Studies Council, working with Rotary International and Action for Blind People
- Football League (Community)
- Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership
- Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
- Safe in Tees Valley
- The Challenge Network
- The Prince's Trust
- v, working with The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and local partners
- Young Devon and South West Consortium
The government will spend £15m on a pilot scheme. The £30m figure was given in error by the Office for Civil Society.