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Leicester Community Funding Streams to Merge
Voluntary Action Leicester has announced that from April 2005 onwards, it will merge the he Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), Community Chests & Community Learning Chests into a single funding stream to be called the Single Community Programme (SCP).

The overall aim of the SCP will be to provide grants and support to encourge greater community participation and input in the development and regeneration of local neighbourhoods.

The Single Community Programme has been designed to provide a single funding stream with clear objectives. The SCP will:

• Develop a more strategic and coherent approach to the use of wider community participation resources
• Encourage the Community Empowerment Network to focus on the delivery of programme objectives
• Provide greater flexibility in the way resources are used so they reflect the needs of different areas
• Ensure that the Single Community Programme's grant making and community development activities are mutually reinforcing

If you require more information on the Single Community Programme, please contact Voluntary Action Leicester on 0116 2575025.

30th March 2005