Apply now for grants for home adaptations

People who need major adaptations to their homes can now apply directly to West Lancashire Borough Council for funding. Disabled facilities grants are available for major adaptations that would normally cost over £1,000 such as level access showers, stairlifts and ramps. An occupational therapist will assess each request for assistance to determine the adaptations that … Read more

Funding boost for local authorities to transform local communities

The government has launched a £54 million package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes. The package comes as part of a new cross-government partnership to make smarter use of government-owned property. DCLG’s £45 million ‘Land Release Fund’, launched in partnership with the Cabinet Office and Local Government Association’s One Public … Read more

Liverpool City Region secures £3.5m for innovative employment programme

A new innovative programme to help people into work has secured £3.5m of funding from the Department for Work and Pensions. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured the funding to support households across the City Region where more than one adult is unemployed and in receipt of benefits. The Households into Work programme … Read more

Local areas need £8.4 billion of EU funding replaced after Brexit

Local areas need €10.5 billion (£8.4 billion) of European Union funding replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid after Brexit, council leaders set out in a new report today. Since the EU referendum, the Local Government Association has repeatedly called for a government commitment to replace vital EU regeneration funding. In … Read more

Sporting Challenge celebrate funding award

Sporting Challenge are celebrating a £750 grant from The Rank Foundation. This grant of £750 is to support our Lake District Short break for young adults with learning disabilities coming up in September. The registered charity was set up in 2008 by a group of parent carers to provide sporting activities for around 40 people with … Read more

Local councils to receive £15 million in extra funding

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces grants totalling £15 million to local councils to help ease the pressures on local services. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (19 July 2017) announced grants totalling £15 million to local councils to help ease the pressures on local services such as housing, schooling and health services resulting from recent migration. These … Read more