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Children's Centres: Warrington

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding children's centres in Warrington will receive in 2009-10. (250576)

The funding allocated for children's centres for Warrington local authority in the next financial year (2009/10) are:

£

Revenue

2,498,955

Capital

568,502

This represents an increase of 29 per cent. for revenue and 100 per cent. for capital on the previous year (2008/09).The allocations quoted are included within the wider Sure Start Early Years and Childcare Grant Main Revenue and Main Capital funding for Warrington of £3.9 million and £1.27 million respectively. Funding in these blocks is not ring fenced and the authority has the freedom to decide how much to spend on each area supported by the grant, in line with local priorities.