Securing Funds for key priorities

We need to make sure we get out fair share of funding and investment if we're to truly 'level up' and improve things for local people. That means banging on the doors of Ministers and making sure we have the best possible bids for key projects and services. 


£320 million for Primary School PE

Great to see confirmation of the PE Premium to support primary schools next year, including a commitment to an hour of sport and activity per day.

Funding for Focus Point Community Support Network

Brilliant to hear that Focus Point Community Support Network have received £7,000 Lottery Funding to help them continue all of the brilliant work they've been doing to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.

£476,000,000 in Covid-19 Funding for Nottinghamshire

Communities and businesses across Nottinghamshire have benefited from £476,000,000 in government funding since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, helping to support some of the most vulnerable people, alongside the sectors that have been hardest hit.

Grants for School Breakfast Clubs

Kellogg’s has been in touch with me to let me know that they’ve extended their breakfast club support to all schools that are remaining open – regardless of their location or percentage of pupils accessing pupil premium.

£9.5m Pitch Preparation Fund

The FA, the Premier League, and the government (through Sport England) have jointly launched a £9.5m ‘Pitch Preparation Fund’ to support grassroots clubs facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and to help them get “match-ready” for when restrictions are lifted.

Over £20m provided to support Mansfield businesses

1,019 business properties in Mansfield have already received grants as part of the Government’s Small Business Grants Scheme. In total, more than £11,780,000 has made its way to small businesses in the area.

Visiting the Chancellor

This morning I went to see the Chancellor at Number 11 ahead of the upcoming Budget to raise both local and national issues with him.

As you can imagine, work to deal with flooding and Coronavirus is likely to be front and centre of the announcements.