Councils share in £15m of migration funding

20 Jul 17

Some £15m of funds to deal with the impact of migration has been allocated to 27 councils by communities secretary Sajid Javid.

The grants are from the Controlling Migration Fund, launched last November to help meet pressures on local services arising from recent migration.

There is £100m available over four years, with bids assessed on a rolling basis without a specific closing date.

Javid said: “Migration brings great benefits to this country but, in some places, significant population changes in a short space of time have put pressures on public services.

“Councils receiving these grants have developed specific plans to ease local pressures arising from migration and at the same time deliver overall benefits to their wider communities.”

The largest single grant was £2.43m to Nottingham City Council for its Nottingham Together programme, which includes tackling rogue landlords, increasing English language support, and reducing crimes such as modern slavery.

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