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A report from the Clubs for Young People organisation suggests that most youth clubs operate on an annual income of less than £10,000 a year. Some have had their funding from local Councils cut.

Of course what funding, if any, that any particular youth club obtains should vary according to merit. By this I mean the number of youths it attracts and the quality of the activities it has on offer. It should not be predominantly a measure of the organisation's ability to fill in forms with the correct jargon, or it's willingness to carry out ethnic monitoring of its members or it's cravenness towards absurd health and safety edicts.

In general though I do think that Councils financing youth clubs provides better value for money than the much greater sums Councils spend running their own Youth Centres and employing their own Youth Workers.

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