The Government has announced that it will be unlocking £330 million from dormant accounts to build a fairer society. Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said it will use money from dormant bank accounts to tackle societal challenges including housing vulnerable people, helping disadvantaged young people into work and dealing with problem debt

As well as helping vulnerable homeless people and good causes, £90 million will also be invested in support of projects that help disadvantaged young people into employment.

 These initiatives will be jointly designed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Education and Big Lottery Fund with input from young people.

Ben Hilton, Director of Programmes, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust said: ‘The Trust is pleased to see the Government supporting young people in this way by releasing an additional £90m to support young people into employment.

"The Trust are very keen to see this money spent on programmes that address long term behavioural change and focus on the skills young people need to not only enter employment, but to enjoy career success and support wider outcomes, such as leading a healthy lifestyle and having a positive impact within their the local community. 

"We look forward to the opportunities that will arise from this Fund and are committed to supporting DCMS, DfE and Big Lottery to maximise the impact of this investment. It has real potential to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in our society and enable them to lead positive lives”

You can read the full announcement from Tracey Crouch here