- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
Welsh Labour’s Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty Jeff Cuthbert has announced the extension of the Communities First programme, which will now continue to help deprived areas until at least May 2016.
The Minister said that he was committed to the future of Communities First, which has had £75m funding to support 52 clusters across Wales to combat poverty and promote education, health and economic prosperity.
The scheme was re-launched last year from April 2012 to March 2015. The programme will now run for the life of the present Government. The future of funding for individual clusters will take account of future budget allocations and an evaluation of Communities First.