City invited to bid for grant to beat poverty

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PORTSMOUTH has been invited to bid for a grant aimed a helping combat areas of poverty in under fives.

The Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start will see four or five areas in the country receive between £30m - £50m over ten years.

The programme wants groups and organisations to develop new ideas to tackle problems these areas face.

A meeting is being held for groups that work with families and young parents in the city in conference room A at Portsmouth’s civic offices on February 12 at 6pm. The Big Lottery Fund will select the successful areas by March 2014.