Jenrick confirms allocations of £1 billion funding for councils this winter

  • Government confirms allocations of £1 billion funding for councils announced by the Prime Minister earlier this month
  • Over £900 million to support councils’ response to the pandemic
  • £100 million scheme to support local authority leisure centres

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has today (22 October 2020) confirmed allocations for individual councils from the £1 billion of additional support announced by the Prime Minister earlier this month.

Over £900 million of this funding will be provided to councils for their ongoing work to support communities during the pandemic. It brings the total funding given to councils since the start of the pandemic, to help with spending pressures, to £5.7 billion including a £1.1 billion Infection Control Fund.

To address the ongoing challenges local authority leisure centres are facing, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has also confirmed today £100 million will be used to introduce a new fund which will support council leisure centres most in need.

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