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Children's Centres: Loughborough

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what level of funding he has made available for children's centres in Loughborough in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (244196)

Funding for Sure Start Children's Centres is allocated to local authorities as part of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant. Details of the allocation given to Leicestershire local authority to support and develop children's centres across the authority, including in Loughborough, is given in the following table. Local authorities are responsible for allocating funding to individual children's centres within their area, based on levels of need and demand for services.

£ million

Sure Start Children's Centre Revenue1

Sure Start Children's Centre Capital

(a) 2008-09

5.1

0.967

(b) 2009-10

6.7

2.5

1 Includes ring-fenced funding for Leicestershire's Sure Start Local Programmes, now Sure Start Children's Centres.