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New Stations Fund

I am delighted to announce that the Government has recently launched the third round of the ‘New Stations Fund’, a £20 million investment into the re-opening of closed stations, and the creation of new ones.

Protecting Domestic Abuse Victims in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council will receive £510,862.50 for local services that enable domestic abuse victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe rehousing where needed.

Statistics Update

The Government has wasted no time in setting its agenda into action. Since December, we’ve been funding initiatives up and down the country to level up infrastructure and public services.

Just last week, the Government:

Unitary Council Order Passed in Parliament

As of April 1st, 2020, Northamptonshire’s 8 existing councils will be replaced with two new unitary authorities – North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire.

Small Charities Challenge Fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund is the Department for International Development’s tailored fund for very small development charities based in the UK.

PMQs Analysis on Politics Live

Last week, I joined Jo Coburn and her guests on Politics Live to pick apart the finer points of PMQs. 

Funding Boost for Local Authorities

Last week, I welcomed the Government’s confirmation that local authorities across the country will see their budgets increased significantly this year, as part of the Conservatives’ commitment to level up local services across the country.

Start-Up Funding Available from SJL Foundation

Entries are now open for the second SJL Foundation "SJL National Start-Up Business Awards”. Start-up owners shortlisted could receive a £2,000 grant and access to a free mentorship programme with entrepreneur Simon Lancaster, the staff at SJL Insurance, their suppliers and associates.