Issue details

Blackburn with Darwen Youth Investment Fund

A report to inform Executive Board of the successful award of Youth Investment Funds by BwD BC. To request permission to delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Growth of Development to receive and defray the Youth Investment Fund and to seek Exec Board approval to appoint a contractor to develop Darwen Youth Centre and Audley and Queens Park Children Centre

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Audley & Queens Park; Darwen East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Part of the Report will include a recommendation to Executive Board towards the conclusion of multi - million pound tender process and ask approval of appointment of contractor(s). This is believed to be commercially sensitive.

Decision due: 7 Dec 2023 by Executive Board

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, Executive Member for Growth and Development

Lead director: Strategic Director of Children & Education (DCS), Strategic Director of Growth & Development

Department: Growth and Development

Contact: JMcCaughran Email:

Consultation process

Both schemes included in Youth Investment Fund, funding, specifically Darwen Youth Centre and Audley and Queen's Park Children centre have been undergone public consultation as part of the Planning Application Process for both schemes


  • Blackburn with Darwen Youth Investment Fund