Poorest areas of Gwent to get extra funding

South Wales Argus: FUNDING: Carl Sargeant, minister for local government FUNDING: Carl Sargeant, minister for local government

SOME of the poorest areas in Newport and Blaenau Gwent will benefit from almost £7 million Welsh Government funding.

Communities first areas in Newport north, east, west and central will get a combined total of £4, 198,200, while the north and south Ebbw Vale areas will get a total of £2,770,966.

The announcement was made yesterday by Carl Sargeant, the minister for local government and the communities, and was part of £20.5 million for 15 areas across Wales.

The aim of all Communities First projects is to create a community focused tackling poverty programme that supports the most vulnerable people in the most deprived areas of Wales.

The new programme will be fully operational from April 2013. To date, funding totalling £73.5 million has been awarded to 51 clusters across Wales.

The funding is until March 2015.

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1:23pm Mon 28 Jan 13

whatintheworld says...

LMA, this is £7m central government would not have invested in Gwent. Another one for WAG ;)
LMA, this is £7m central government would not have invested in Gwent. Another one for WAG ;) whatintheworld
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3:32pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

I'm no investment specialist but I doubt getting £7M return on the £0.6 Billion the WAG has cost so far is much of a return. You'd have got way more than that in a deposit account. And seriously, investment in Wales used to happen at this sort of level before WAG. They are a distribution office, nothing more. And a very expensive one at that.
I'm no investment specialist but I doubt getting £7M return on the £0.6 Billion the WAG has cost so far is much of a return. You'd have got way more than that in a deposit account. And seriously, investment in Wales used to happen at this sort of level before WAG. They are a distribution office, nothing more. And a very expensive one at that. Llanmartinangel
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4:19pm Mon 28 Jan 13

PaulHalliday says...

The assembly could be very positive. Look at regional governments across the world, even just look at Scotland. The problem is that Wales is almost a one party state. The media has also done a bad job of holding the assembly to account for its poor decisions.
The assembly could be very positive. Look at regional governments across the world, even just look at Scotland. The problem is that Wales is almost a one party state. The media has also done a bad job of holding the assembly to account for its poor decisions. PaulHalliday
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6:01pm Mon 28 Jan 13

dodo777 says...

The vulnerable will not benefit but the people who will be in charge will get nice pay packets .Unless you actually give money to the poor what is the point.All this is ,is a show .
The vulnerable will not benefit but the people who will be in charge will get nice pay packets .Unless you actually give money to the poor what is the point.All this is ,is a show . dodo777
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6:04pm Mon 28 Jan 13

dodo777 says...

Give people more in benefits surely that would cut poverty .Instead of cutting benefits so people now are going without food and heating.Poverty will spread with nasty tory cuts.
Give people more in benefits surely that would cut poverty .Instead of cutting benefits so people now are going without food and heating.Poverty will spread with nasty tory cuts. dodo777
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10:52pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

dodo777 wrote:
Give people more in benefits surely that would cut poverty .Instead of cutting benefits so people now are going without food and heating.Poverty will spread with nasty tory cuts.
By the cringe
[quote][p][bold]dodo777[/bold] wrote: Give people more in benefits surely that would cut poverty .Instead of cutting benefits so people now are going without food and heating.Poverty will spread with nasty tory cuts.[/p][/quote]By the cringe Llanmartinangel
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