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Scheme aimed at helping disadvantaged Fenland children receives another £1.43million of Government cash

The Government has given a further £1.43 million to help disadvantaged children in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire catch up with their peers.

Michelle Donelan, Minister for the Opportunity Areas, announced today (Friday) the Government was expanding Opportunity Areas for a fourth year and has given £1.43million to the Fenland And East Cambridgeshire area, which was launched in January 2017 after Fenland was ranked in the bottom five of the national Social Mobility Index.

Fenland was 319th out of 324 districts while East Cambridgeshire was slightly higher at 311th.

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