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How will the well-being objective be financed?
It is difficult to estimate the resource implications for delivering initiatives to tackle poverty as this work is delivered across a wide spectrum of services. Some of this work is our core business for example homelessness support (£1m), and other targeted elements are grant funded such as previously mentioned Children’s & Communities Grant, along with the Pupil Deprivation Grant (£5.2m in 2020-21). In addition, as a result of the diverse nature of poverty and the many different influences that can result in someone experiencing poverty, many of the council’s services contribute towards tackling poverty indirectly. For these services tackling poverty is not the ultimate goal but is a result of the work they do to support individuals and communities.
The ongoing regional project Workways Plus which increases the employability of the economically inactive and the long term unemployed, is part funded through £3m European Social Fund grant (ESF) with CCC match funding of £0.6m. Also, the regional Workways Plus Short Term Unemployed (STU) project which supports the short term unemployed into employment is part funded through £723k European Social Fund grant (ESF) with CCC match funding of £240k. The Communities for Work project, funded through £1m European Social Fund grant (ESF), supports those aged 16-24 who are NEET, as well as increasing the employability of economically inactive and long term unemployed with complex barriers to employment.