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A group of volunteers that rallied their community to take on, rejuvenate and run a heated open-air swimming pool in Beccles, have received the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

Brighter Horizons,  part of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), has recently completed the first phase of a major affordable homes new build programme in Kirkholt, Rochdale

Housing Minister Grant Shapps today announced the allocation of more than £71 million to help families trapped in half-empty and abandoned streets, as a consequence of a controversial regeneration scheme introduced in 2002

 

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced he is investing £23m to help return Croydon to its former glory as a major commercial centre and contributor to the capital’s economy, following the August riots that devastated the town centre

 

Housing Minister Grant Shapps today called on councils to give the dreams and aspirations of prospective adoptive parents and foster carers a helping hand, and cut through red tape hindering adoptions and fostering

 

DCMS, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have today announced further details of the £100 million Catalyst scheme to boost private giving to culture

 

The Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes its 50th Report of this Session which, on the basis of evidence from Department for Communities and Local Government (the Department) and representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service, examines the delivery and cancellation of the FiReControl project

 

£200m of new and additional Government funding has today been announced to provide a special time-limited ‘introductory’ offer to boost the early take up of the Government's Green Deal energy efficiency scheme

 

Responding to the findings of the Audit Commission report on the financial stability of councils, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), said

 

A boxing club in Manchester’s Moss Side has been named as the first project to benefit from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, as it emerged that over six hundred sports clubs across England have applied to the Olympic legacy fund’s first round

 

The first residents have moved in to Kings Down, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor’s major regeneration development which will deliver up to 2,000 high quality new homes, community facilities and more than 3,000 jobs to the area

 

Publishing the Government Response to its report on the Coastguard, Emergency Towing Vessels and the Maritime Incident Response Group, the Transport Committee repeats it concern about the minister's decision to cut public funding for emergency tugs

 

A new £10million fund to find and back innovative new ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving was opened today by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society

 
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