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Government confirms £525 million to benefit communities - Thursday 16 February 2006

The Government today confirmed the allocation of £525 million Neighbourhood Renewal Funds for the majority of the areas who are serving their communities well and making a difference.

In total 86 areas are to benefit from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's NRF in 2006/7. Local Strategic Partnerships in these areas have made good progress in achieving neighbourhood renewal objectives since they started in 2001. There is evidence that progress has been made in reducing crime and worklessness and improving health, education and housing.

The indicative allocations were announced by the Phil Woolas, Minister for Local Government and Neighbourhood Renewal, in July 2005 for 86 LSPs in England. The total NRF funds for 2006/7 announced were £525million.

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