- March 19, 2014
- Posted by: Mark Drakeford AM
- Category: News
The Welsh Government is investing more than £5.9 million over the next two years to support Cardiff’s most deprived communities. Riverside, Ely and Caerau will benefit from the funding in Cardiff West.
Communities First is the Welsh Government’s flagship programme to help those living in the poorest areas of Wales. It works to improve health, prosperity and encourages access to education and learning. There are 52 Communities First clusters across the country with four in Cardiff which are to receive £5.9 million over the next two financial years.
Cardiff is also benefitting from the expansion of Flying Start that supports children have the right start in life by providing eligible parents free quality childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help with their children’s early language development. The latest figures show that 3,368 children received Flying Start services in Cardiff in 2012 -13.