Cornwall is one of three areas in England selected as a partner for the National Youth Agency (NYA)‘s Routes to Community Success programme. The programme, made possible with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), aims to pilot a collaborative and youth-led approach to designing youth work services over the next two years.
Cornwall, Norfolk and West Northamptonshire are the three test-bed areas, along with a strand focussing on digital youth work, which is being overseen by the NYA.
Local practitioners and volunteers in our area will benefit from training to build their skills in areas such as youth participation, in line with feedback from young people to improve the quality of their youth work services.
Cornwall VSF is leading this project on behalf of Cornwall Youth Work Collective. The Collective’s steering group includes members from Action for Children, BF Adventure, Cornwall Council, Cornwall VSF and Young People Cornwall and is focused on developing opportunities for young people in the county, to ensure more high quality provision is available.