Issue - meetings

Communities First

Meeting: 20/02/2018 - Cabinet (Item 141)

Communities First


As detailed in the recommendations.


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.