Winners of UK youth parliament tender ‘set up to fail’ by government, campaigners warn

Campaigners have criticised a reduction in funding for the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) amid concerns that the successful bidders for the latest contract have been “set up to fail”. Last month, the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) published a tender for youth, community and philanthropic organisations to run the UKYP in 2021/22. However, the successful bidder in 2021/22 will receive £233,300 compared with £335,000 handed to the British Youth Council in 2011, a 30 per cent cut over the decade. Read more.