Culture budget

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Susan Hall
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


For each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, please can you provide the number of people diverted from crime as a result of the culture budget?


Culture budget

Culture budget

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am taking a public health approach to reducing violence by tackling it at its root causes; access to culture is an important part of that preventative approach.

Through my culture budget I’m funding projects which help young Londoners gain access to training and to get employment – including projects with children in social care through my London Borough of Culture programme, and those at risk of school exclusion through Culture Seeds.

At a time when council youth service budgets have been slashed by £39 million over the past seven years, and 81 youth clubs have shut, my £45 million Young Londoners Fund is giving young Londoners - particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime - new creative opportunities to fulfil their potential and make different life choices

My Culture Strategy aims to provide opportunities for all Londoners and has a broad remit.Outcomes as set out in my Implementation Plan include more Londoners participating and engaging with culture and a more diverse creative workforce. The Culture Strategy does not profile participants at risk of crime.