Sea Cadets are delighted to join the National Children’s Bureau and pledge our support to the #GiveUsACHANCEllor campaign, which seeks to lobby the Government to put children and young people at the heart of future government spending plans.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is currently planning on how Government will spend their money in the next few years, so now is a vital time for everyone at Sea Cadets to air their voice and ask for Government to recognise young people as a vital strategic cause they need to invest in.
As a charity that works in 75% of the local authorities which contain the most left behind neighbourhoods in the UK, we know how important funding is in improving young people’s lives.
We need to make sure that all children and young people have equal opportunities in life regardless of their circumstances, and after Covid-19 young people need more support than ever.
By pledging support for the #GiveUsACHANCEllor campaign you stand for:
helping young people to find suitable jobs or apprenticeships by investing in schemes, organisations and companies that can provide these opportunities
improving mental health support for young people
investing in youth services and giving councils the money to re-open local libraries and community centres
better public transport across the whole of the country
But by joining the campaign you will also help us ask the Government to:
Listen to the issues that we are raising in this statement
Prioritise spending that protects young people’s futures
Responding to us to tell us how this Government is making decisions with children and young people in mind
How can you get involved?
Sea Cadets’ CEO, Martin Coles, along with our First Sea Lord Cadets have already signed an open letter to Government on behalf of Sea Cadets as a leading national youth organisation.
However, your voice can be heard too! We need you to sign the open letter to our chancellor and post the following on social media. Together with thousands of other young people across the UK you will be seen by the leaders of our Government.
Post the following on your social media accounts if you have any:
#GiveUsACHANCEllor We want Govt. money spent on mental health, help to find jobs or apprenticeships & better local youth services, libraries; community centres. If you are aged 25 and under or a parent sign our plea to Rishi Sunak to put #ChildrenAtTheHeart #SeaCadets