Cuts Watch #351: the Youth Action Network
The Youth Action Network – a coalition that supports youth-led volunteering – is set to close, possibly as soon as September this year. YAN helps 100 organisations to support almost 400,000 young people to volunteer. Despite this, they will lose their grant from the Office for Civil Society (responsible for the Big Society) in March.
They have written to their member organisations to say that a handover of assets to the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services will be debated at a special General Meeting in March. Most of the Network’s member organisations are also threatened by national or local cuts and YAN has set up a Stop the Youthquake campaign to “rescue youth action from disaster.”