Improvements to the outcomes listed in parts (a) to (e) are encompassed within the aims of the Department’s area-based programmes. In line with devolutionary principles, many of the funding arrangements allow for local flexibility in identifying priorities within the local authority area.
The main area-based programmes which have allocated funding to London boroughs since 2000 are:
Safer and Stronger Communities Fund, comprising: Neighbourhood Element and Cleaner, Safer, Greener Element
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund
New Deal for Communities
Local Enterprise Growth Initiative
Working Neighbourhoods Fund
Thames Gateway Programme
Inspiring Communities Grant.
Funding allocated from these programmes to London authorities is included in tables 1 to 6 which have been laid in the Library of the House.
(f) The main programmes which seek to improve access to housing in London boroughs include:
Choice Based Letting
The Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Housing Programme
The Supporting People programme.
Funding information for these programmes is included in tables 7 to 10 which have been laid in the Library of the House.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of funding for programmes under (a) to (f) have not been conducted at the local authority level. Completed national level evaluations are available from the Department’s website.