Scottish Government announces commitment to new National Youth Work Strategy from 2020

Date: 18th April 2019
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Funding


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science Richard Lochhead MSP announced the Scottish Government’s commitment to a new National Youth Work Strategy from 2020, at the annual National Youth Work Awards in Glasgow.

The current strategy has played a key role in advancing outcomes for young people throughout Scotland, and the recent Year of Young People highlighted youth work’s role in supporting young people to be at the heart of policy. In addition to news on the Strategy the minister announced £500,000 funding for National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations for 2019/20.

Tim Frew, Chief Executive of YouthLink Scotland said: "I am delighted that the Scottish Government has committed to a developing a new National Youth Work Strategy and has once again committed to supporting the National Voluntary Organisations Support Fund. The fund is vital in supporting leadership and workforce development opportunities in the voluntary sector which in turn supports high quality youth work practice."