During the past 12 months, recipients have included dance troupes, grassroots football teams, bowlers, computer clubs and community gardening projects.
‘A good management intervention leads to more sustainable communities.’
The proposals concern the regeneration of Farnworth, Horwich, Little Lever and Westhoughton after the council acquired additional private sector investment.
The two new residential schemes, paid for by Homes England, will create 5,500 homes in Kettering and an initial 3,000 homes in Wellingborough.
‘Most of the landowners we’ve talked to are recognising that you can’t just leave valuable land empty in London when you could do something with it.’
The draft budget also includes commitments to invest £18m in Southend Pier, £26.3m into improving roads and pavements and £1.2m for parks.