£5 million for mental health community projects

Community projects supporting people with their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic will benefit from their share of £5 million.

Councils unable to help families in crisis because of cuts

Sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis.

Solar farm plans submitted by Leicestershire CC

Major plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon neutral site have been lodged by Leicestershire County Council.

Local services need coronavirus funding certainty

Councils need further clarity about when they will receive more government funding to help communities through this crisis and beyond.

Vital infrastructure must be ready for the future

The National Infrastructure Commission has stressed that proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient.

£20m fund to transform homelessness services in Wales

£20 million has been made available to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter in Wales during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets.

Use West Midlands as test bed for early reopening of tourism

The government has been urged to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.

Faith in community hits all time high

The New Local Government Network has found that local cohesion and trust has never been higher, despite economic confidence at its lowest levels.

Future of early years providers uncertain, says LGA

Additional funding is needed to support all early years providers if enough childcare places are to be available for families who need them.

UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to combat climate crisis

Only by going ‘faster, further, and fairer’ can we seize the significant national and global opportunities of a net-zero economy.

Core Cities UK calls for more financial support

Core Cities UK has called for more financial support from the government, stating that city regions are key to the country’s economic recovery.

Liverpool leaders call for fair funding during pandemic

Steve Rotheram has stressed to the government that the impact of coronavirus is greater in the Liverpool City Region than anywhere else.

Communities urged to help new Rough Sleeping Taskforce

Dame Louise Casey has urged businesses, faith groups and local communities to help rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

New £1 billion building safety fund announced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a new £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding.

Khan calls for urgent lifting of benefit cap

New research has revealed that tens of thousands of low-income Londoners are being excluded from coronavirus support measures.