Headlines: April 19th, 2000

Teenagers and their parents will benefit from a 3m pound Home Office fund for family support. The programme was launched last year with grants to 26 organisations. A further 16 organisations are being brought into the 2000/01 programme.The grants vary from 14,000 to 50,000 pounds with the exception of 1.3m pounds for 3 years which goes to Parentline Plus to fund the national helpline which is also supported by BT.

The organisations to receive grants are involved in such activities as family planning, one parent families, ethnic minorities, social exclusion, school failure, parenting skills and drugs awareness.