The mayor of London promised to allocate £15 million annually to finance educational, sports and cultural activities among the most dispossessed young people of the capital. Thus, it is planned to reduce the level of crime on the streets.
Sadiq Khan announced a three-year program to support dispossessed young people in London and promised to allocate £45 million for it. Also, the mayor of the capital of Great Britain condemned the government's decision, which closed 30 youth centers in London in 2011. In his opinion, such institutions were of "crucial importance for young children".
"Unfortunately, the government does not appreciate London's young people, but I intend to invest tens of millions of pounds in support measures," - Khan said in a statement.
The mayor's office stressed that the promised funding will be allocated in addition to the already provided £7 million for projects to counter street banditry in London. It is planned that two-thirds of the promised amount will be transferred to the fund, from which local communities, charitable organizations and schools will receive funding for the proposed projects. And the remaining third of the funds will be spent on existing youth projects financed by the municipality.