'Disappearing' youth groups plea for financial support

A call for help has been made to stop dozens of Wales' youth groups from "disappearing".

 

The Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services said about 30% of the sector was not confident it would make it past the current financial year.

 

It argued councils should divert more money - such as cash received from housing developments - into the sector.

 

The Welsh Local Government Association said it was up to councils consider what is best for their area.

 

The Welsh Government has commissioned a review of youth services in Wales, after a report last year warned of an "alarming decline", with more than 100 youth groups closing over four years.

 

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