CAB funding boost

MP Steve Barclay has welcomed the announcement of a major funding package worth £345,162 to boost frontline welfare advice services for Fenland residents.

The additional fund for Rural Cams Citizens’ Advice Bureau is part of a £67 million joint initiative from the Government and the Big Lottery Fund to boost support for not-for-profit advice organisations in England over a two-year period.

Mr Barclay said: “The award of this funding is great news for residents in Fenland who rely on the valuable advice provided by the CAB for help with their social welfare arrangements.

“The funding is a clear sign that the Government and the Big Lottery fund are committed to supporting people in need of guidance about the welfare system. It is a really great investment and comes at an important time for local services.

“This extra funding will enable the CAB to continue providing a great service to the community and will mean that people with queries about their social welfare needs will be able to benefit from the best advice for many years to come.”

This year over 80 percent of the partnerships that applied for funding were successful in obtaining a grant as part of a wide-ranging government plan to improve social welfare advice services and support collaborative action between agencies in North East Cambridgeshire.