Decision details

Youth Zone – funding request

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Update Cabinet on progress and timeline for the delivery of the South Bristol Youth Zone project, including capital budget and site.



  1. Approved in principle to spend up to £4.2m on the Bristol Youth Zone scheme as 50% of project cost, subject to the feasibility study, approval of final business case and confirmation of total contribution required from the Council.
  2. Approved the immediate use of £350,000 from the capital budget to cover the at-risk cost of technical feasibility work required as part of project development to understand site constraints.
  3. Approved the immediate use of £45,000 from the capital budget to employ the Capital Strategic Partner to oversee the feasibility stage of this scheme.
  4. Approved progression of this project towards Full Business Case stage.
  5. Noted the decision (Cabinet, 9 March 2021) that ongoing revenue funding of £400,000 per year (30% of operating costs) will be sourced through the re-commissioning of youth services, and notes that plans for this activity will also be submitted to Cabinet for decision in due course.


Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/09/2021

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