Could the Portfolio Holder please provide the annual budget figures for Powys County Council’s Youth Service for the years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22?
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
Youth services continue to be funded appropriately throughout the authority. Base funding has been enhanced by grant funding ensuring services are delivered effectively and respond quickly to need. The service supports young people 11-25 across the county in schools, youth clubs, outreach provision and community projects. The Welsh Language and Rural Youth work is delivered by the Urdd and Young Farmers Clubs and this is entirely grant funded from Welsh Government. The Youth Service team continue to work hard to provide youth work support to young people, adopting a smarter way of working and using resources in the community. The Youth Workers themselves are the most valuable resource and we have a highly professional, dedicated, committed team of youth workers here in Powys.