Blackpool CAB to get share of £10m help fund

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Blackpool’s Citizens Advaice Bureau will benefit from a share of a £10 million support package which aims to provide help to projects across the North West during challenging times.

Across England, 226 frontline services will benefit from a total of £67m from the Big Lottery Fund’s (Big) Advice Service’s Transition Fund, while the Cabinet Office is providing half of the funding.

The aim of the funding is to help address immediate needs, but it is also hoped the fund will help strengthen organisations for demands that lay ahead.

In the North West, £9,936,928 was handed out overall. Age UK Blackburn with Darwen was awarded £350,000, as was Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau.

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said: “At a time of great change, it is important that people can continue to access high quality local advice.

“This partnership fund is designed to help local providers come together and deliver a better coordinated and more sustainable service.”

The Advice Services Transition Fund was launched in October 2012 making grants of between £50,000 and £350,000 to be spent over two years.