Pioneering scheme to get young people back on their feet
A pioneering scheme to get those not in education, employment or training (NEETs) back on their feet, gives charities and businesses the go-ahead to show they can turn young people’s lives around. Up to £126 million is available to organisations across England, which will be paid by results to get 16- and 17-year-olds back into education or training.
This programme, part of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Youth Contract, uses payment by results to help get NEETs re-engaged. Organisations will compete for contracts by showing they are able to get young people back on track. In return, they will be given freedom to tailor and provide support for disadvantaged young people in the way they know best.