Beverley Hughes, the minister for children and young people, told Young People Now the money, announced in last week's Budget, will be allocated over two years.
Hughes said: "This funding will really give us a chance to see how we can develop a youth media activity, in local projects and at a national level."
The Budget also announced a £2m fund for a national competition in 2006-07 to recognise what young people have achieved through the Youth Opportunity Fund and Youth Capital Fund. These will give young people money to spend on youth facilities and activities.
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