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Manton Community Alliance Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder: Finance

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the public purse Manton Community Alliance neighbourhood management pathfinder received in each year since 2003; what percentage of such funding supported (a) salaries and (b) overheads in each year; and what proportion of the pathfinder's revenue such funding represented in each such year. (195641)

[holding answer 20 March 2008]: As a round two pathfinder, Manton NMP was allocated a maximum of £200,000 during stage two (2003-04) to support the development of their strategy. Manton NMP formally launched its strategy on 27 January 2005, moving to stage three, the implementation stage of the national pathfinder programme. They will receive a further £350,000 on average each year, for a maximum of seven years, subject to satisfactory performance.

Since 2005 it has managed to attract over £400,000 of private funding to support regeneration activities in the locality. No private funding has been used to support either salaries or overheads for the scheme.

Between January 2005 and March 2008 Manton Community Alliance have spent 59 per cent. of their total budget on staffing costs including salaries, on costs, insurances and other expenses in line with local government employment conditions. The breakdown for each financial year is as follows:

January 2005 to March 2006: 56 per cent.

April 2006 to March 2007: 59 per cent.

April 2007 to March 2008: 62 per cent.

Between January 2005 and March 2008 Manton Community Alliance have spent 17.1 per cent. of their total budget on overheads. The breakdown for each financial year translates is as follows:

January 2005 to March 2006 19.4 per cent.

April 2006 to March 2007: 16.2 per cent.

April 2007 to March 2008: 15.6 per cent.