Councillors in Brighton and Hove are being asked to approve an extension of city council-funded youth projects after housing officials said they were helping curb anti-social behaviour among teenagers on council estates in the city.
Officers say there have been fewer complaints about youngsters at their regular meetings with residents since a series of projects were introduced across the city.
In a report to councillors, they say more than 2,000 young people have attended the ventures set up by organisations funded by the city council, visiting, on average, eight times.
They say the schemes, ranging from gaming to music sessions, skate parks to running a cafe, have boosted youngsters' confidence, established skills and knowledge and provided a rare opportunity for some teenagers to get out.
The children, young people
and skills committee is being asked to extend
youth contracts until the end of September 2020 to allow more time for
Almost half the youth services budget of £886,000 goes to the youth grants programme.
The housing and new homes committee is being asked to contribute another £125,000 to cover a six-month extension.