Neighbourhood Support Fund projects have had significant success in
re-engaging disaffected young people in education, training and
employment, suggests a study by the National Foundation for
More than 22,000 young people had joined NSF projects since they
began recruiting in February 2000 and recruitment was approaching
the annual target of 15,000.
Around half of the young people who had left NSF projects had moved
on to positive outcomes, including education, training, employment,
the learning gateway, New Deal and voluntary work.
The government is funding 660 NSF projects in 40 disadvantaged
areas in England.