Funding granted to invest in three youth centres in Plymouth

A photo of one of the youth centres
Fredrick Street Centre in Stonehouse is one centre receiving the funds

A council in Devon has received £2.4m to invest in three youth centres.

Plymouth City Council has been given the money from the Youth Investment Fund after a successful bid.

The funds will be used for Fredrick Street Centre in Stonehouse, Efford Youth and Community Centre and Honicknowle Youth and Community Centre.

Councillor Jemima Laing, deputy leader and cabinet member responsible for youth services, said she wants Plymouth to be "the best place to grow up".

The money will be spent on the expansion, refurbishment and overall improvement of the centres.

In Stonehouse, there will be dedicated resources for young people who have experienced care, including support, resources, IT facilities, life skills, and fitness equipment along with a new education suite.

Efford Youth and Community Centre will receive a new games area for sports activities.

At Honicknowle Youth and Community Centre, current SEND provision and groups will be improved.

Ms Laing said: "We are really clear we want Plymouth to be the best place to grow up, and when we win investment like this we can do this."

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