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Opportunity Area initiative aims to ensure disadvantaged Fenland and East Cambridgeshire children are not left behind

No one’s future should be determined by where they are born - says Michelle Donelan, Minister for the Opportuntiy Areas.

Ms Donelan has explained that was the driving force behind this Government’s Opportunity Areas programme – a £90 million investment to tackle the gap in outcomes between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

Here in her own words she talks about the thinking behind the latest £1.43million Government funding for the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area.

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