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Overachieving in the Black Country: YU Network open pioneering new groups

Overachieving in the Black Country: YU Network open pioneering new groups

30th April 2015

In April of last year Youth United Foundation was awarded £100k by the Queen’s Trust to set-up 10 new units in low provision areas within the Black Country. 

The Scout Association, Girlguiding and Fire Cadets were all awarded grants and over-delivered by setting up 15 new groups by March 2015 leading to the creation of 295 new places for young people and the successful recruitment of 46 adult volunteers.

Nicola Brentnall, the Director for The Queen's Trust said: 

"It is wonderful that so many new places have been created in the Black Country.  Opportunities like this are so valuable to young people and communities alike and it has been great to have had the opportunity to play a small part in making this happen".

Lindsay Levkoff Lynn said she was delighted that the network had smashed their initial targets:

“With the funding provided by The Queen’s Trust the Youth United network has been able to break new ground in the Black Country. We have been able to increase access where provision was once low. The Scout Association, Girlguiding and Fire Cadets have been able to set up groups and provide more life-changing opportunities to young people which is at the heart of Youth United.”