Communities First Fund

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding was allocated to the Community First programme in years (a) one and (b) two; what proportion of that funding has been spent by local Community First panels; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the programme.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Community First programme costs for these years are published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225980/HC_15.pdf

An evaluation of the Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund programme is being carried out by IPSOS Mori and nef Consulting. A final report will be published in 2015.

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