The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) aims to enable England's most deprived local authorities, in collaboration with their Local Strategic Partnership (LSP), to improve services, narrowing the gap between deprived areas and the rest of the country. The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund has provided £1.875 billion over the period 2001-2006 to 88 of the most deprived authorities in England to help them improve public services in their most deprived neighbourhoods and meet key local and national targets for narrowing the gap with the rest of the country. Spending Review 2004 (SR04) made available a further £525 Million of NRF resources for each of the years 2006/07 and 2007/08.

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