Decision details

Communities First

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update on the closure of the Communities First programme and succession arrangements.


The Chief Officer (Organisational Change) introduced the Communities First report which provided details of the phasing out process that was currently underway.


            Welsh Government (WG) would operate two new programmes from 1st April 2018. The first, the Legacy Fund, would offer small scale funding to Local Delivery Bodies and enable them to continue to deliver some particularly effective Communities First activities for a further two years.  The second was the Employability Programme which would provide Local Delivery Bodies with the management infrastructure for the Communities 4 Work programme and would fund additional support for unemployed people in deprived areas which would also operate until March 2020.


            A proposed structure to deliver the new programmes was set out in the report.




(a)       That Flintshire’s successful management of the transitionary Communities First programme be noted; and


(b)       That the proposed new structure to deliver Communities 4 Work and the associated programmes be approved.

Report author: Niall Waller

Publication date: 21/02/2018

Date of decision: 20/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/03/2018

Accompanying Documents:

  • Communities First