HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c325W
Mr. Edward Davey

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made on bringing together in a single community programme the(a) Community Cohesion pathfinders, (b) Community Chest, (c) Community Empowerment Fund and (d) Community Champions Fund; and if he will make a statement. [152916]

Yvette Cooper

From April 2004, the Community Empowerment Fund, Community Chests and Community Learning Chests will be merged into the single Community Programme.

It was not the intention to include the Community Cohesion pathfinders or the Community Champions Fund in the single Community Programme.

The Community Cohesion Pathfinders will end in November 2004 and there are no plans to merge the fund.

The Community Champions Fund is administered by the Department for Education and Skills and there are no plans to merge the fund.

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