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Communities First is our community focussed tackling poverty programme.

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The programme provides funding for Lead Delivery Bodies within local authority areas known as Communities First Clusters to narrow the economic, education/skills and health gaps between our most deprived and more affluent areas.

It has three strategic objectives helping to achieve these outcomes:

  • Prosperous Communities 
  • Learning Communities
  • Healthier Communities

The programme has 52 Communities First Clusters which between them work with all of the communities which are eligible for inclusion in the programme.

We have provided funding of £75 million up to March 2015 to support the programme.