Youth unemployment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4352
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to question 2013/3916. Given that the GLA has not directly funded projects to help those from black and ethnic minority communities into work, how much money has been spent by the Mayor through the European Social Fund specifically on this issue? Please break down the funding by project.

Answer

Answer for Youth unemployment

Answer for Youth unemployment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have directly supported two ESF Youth programmes. The GLA's £9m programme, which started delivery in 2012, has supported 1,150 young people to date, of whom 56 per cent are from black and ethnic minorities. The LDA's £14m programme transferred to the GLA in March 2012. It supported 9,356 young people of whom 58 per cent were from black and ethnic minorities. The amount spent on black and ethnic minority participants cannot be disaggregated because there is no payment associated with the ethnic background of participants.