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Lottery funding to improve children's early years

Posted on: August 21, 2013 4:42 PM
Related Categories: Children’s Society, England

From the BBC news website

Groups in 15 areas of England are to share £5m of Lottery funding to help parents support their children in their early years.

The Big Lottery Fund cash will be used to draw up ideas to improve children's lives up to the age of three.

Next year up to five of the schemes will receive multi-million pound investments to develop their plans.

The overall initiative involves a £165m investment for up to 10 years aimed at helping more than 10,000 children.

'Profound effect'   The areas awarded funding are Leicester, Nottingham, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Haringey, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Newcastle, Greater Manchester, Blackpool, Medway, Bradford and Sheffield.

Among the groups involved are Barnardo's, The Children's Society, NSPCC and other family and learning groups.

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