Future of Derby City Council's youth clubs in doubt due to budget cuts
THE future of Derby City Council-run youth clubs is in doubt as the authority wants to make “efficiencies” in its budget for the work.
It wants to encourage a range of providers across the city, such as community groups, professional and amateur sports clubs, and arts groups to run the clubs instead.
Andrew Bunyan, the council’s strategic director for children and young people, said the aim of the move was to save the council £130,000 in 2013-14.
He said the staff "involved" were the equivalent of 6.5 full-time sessional youth workers and 2.4 administrative staff.
Mr Bunyan said: “We have commenced work with a range of providers across the city including those from the voluntary sector, community groups, professional and amateur sports clubs, and arts groups to support and encourage them to grow their delivery in the communities where it is needed.
“We are also working closely with all local elected members to identify those areas with greatest needs so that alternative options for funding or provision can be prioritised.”