Decision details

Wolves at Work 18-24 - Tackling Youth Unemployment

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve a series of dedicated and focused interventions to support 18/24 year olds into work over a 12 month period


1.     That the launch of a new Wolves at Work 18-24 Programme of targeted interventions which puts our young people at the centre of activity be approved to urgently deliver the step change needed in our City to give unemployed young people opportunities for secure, sustainable employment, apprenticeships, education or training.

2.     That an initial £3 million budget, from a combination of the Recovery Reserve and Covid Emergency Grant be approved to deliver Wolves at Work 18-24 and galvanise a ‘One City’ approach to create opportunities for our young people.

3.     That the establishment of a £100,000 ‘City Ideas Fund’, initially (funded from the £3 million available) be approved, for City employers and partners to bid for and put forward ideas that will get more young people into sustained employment, apprenticeships, education or training.

4.     That authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Chief Executive and the Director of Finance, to approve:

a. Wolves at Work 18-24 targeted interventions and the allocation of the associated budget (from the £3 million available).

b. The scope and governance arrangements for the ‘City Ideas Fund’.



Report author: Dereck Francis

Publication date: 04/11/2021

Date of decision: 03/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2021 - Council

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