Commissioner reopens fund to help communities prevent crime

Organisations which help to reduce crime and protect communities in Merseyside are being invited to apply for a share of a fund aimed at helping building stronger, safer communities. This is the third year that Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has opened the Crime Prevention Fund which is used to help charities, community groups and … Read more

Funding available for Community Groups in Lancashire

Skelmersdale West County Cllr Julie Gibson, Shadow Lead Member for Economic Regeneration, has welcomed the announcement of the opening of the Local Initiative Fund (LIF) for 2017/2018. The Fund is open for bids across Lancashire and over £177,000 is available across the 12 districts. The LIF Scheme provides the opportunity for third sector groups and … Read more

Funding to support work in local communities

Lancashire County Council is encouraging groups from the voluntary, community and faith sector to apply for a grant to support their work. The county council’s Local Initiative Fund (LIF) 2017/18 has opened for applications, with more than £177,000 available in total across all 12 Lancashire districts. Funding for each district has been shared out based … Read more

£200 million boost for rural England

Grants expected to generate more than 6,000 new jobs overall and support growth of rural businesses and broadband projects. Funding for rural businesses that will generate thousands of jobs and provide new support to expand and improve their premises has been announced as part of a £200million grant offer. Announcing the latest round of Rural Development Programme funding, … Read more

Small businesses to benefit from tax fund

Nurseries, restaurants, pubs and shops are among some of the businesses set to benefit from Wigan Council’s new business rates relief scheme. Wigan’s Discretionary Revaluation Relief scheme, which has been designed to support businesses worst affected by the government’s revaluation of business rates, will favour the borough’s smaller, local businesses. Three proposals will be discussed … Read more

£2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects. A £2.3 billion fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand has been launched today (4 July 2017) by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. Speaking in Birmingham at the LGA Conference today, the Communities Secretary will say that the investment will help … Read more