Tag Archives : funding


Garfield Weston Foundation commits £250,000 to Plymouth History Centre

The Plymouth History Centre project has been given an amazing £250,000 boost, thanks to a funding grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation. The UK-based trust has been supporting arts, education, youth, community, health, welfare and environmental projects for more than 50 years and has donated over £58 million to a wide range of projects across […]


Libraries and CATERed team up to feed children’s tummies and minds this summer

Our library service has been awarded £56,026 from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund to work with CATERed to increase access to library services and a healthy meal during the summer holidays. Library staff will be joining CATERed on its Big Summer Food Tour at locations across Plymouth to promote the benefits of library […]


Response to social care funding announcement in Spring Budget

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement that an extra £2 billion is to be allocated to supporting social care nationally, Council leader Ian Bowyer said: “While we await the detail of how this extra funding for social care will be allocated, we welcome the Government’s recognition of the scale of the problem councils such as Plymouth are […]


History Centre through to next round of CCF bid

Plymouth’s landmark history centre continues to make waves by reaching the next stage of a major Coastal Communities funding bid. The project has been given the green light to put in a more detailed submission for £2.9 million from this national funding pot that was set up to encourage economic development of the UK’s coastal […]


Scrutiny asked for ideas for addressing Council’s funding challenge

The severe financial challenges facing Plymouth City Council as its funding reduces have been set out in a draft medium term financial strategy to be considered by the Council’s scrutiny on Wednesday. The strategy sets out the funding needed to provide Council services and deliver priorities for the city over the next three years. The […]


History Centre team celebrates funding from Wolfson Foundation

The team behind the Plymouth History Centre project is celebrating again after receiving confirmation of a £128,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The London-based charity supports excellence in the fields of science, education, health and the arts and humanities, including museums and galleries, historic buildings and landscapes. It has already awarded more than £1 million […]


Devonport SOUP event to support Plymouth Art Weekender

Our Arts and Heritage Service, Devonport Live and the Real Ideas Organisation have joined forces to support two local artists’ involvement in this year’s Plymouth Art Weekender. The three organisations are holding a ‘SOUP’ event at Devonport Guildhall on the evening of Thursday 14 July. During the event four artists or artists groups will be invited […]


Statement from Cllr Mark Lowry on the budget report to full Council

Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet member for Finance, Councillor Mark Lowry, has expressed his anger at Plymouth’s latest funding deal as a report setting out the tough choices it faces in trying to set a balanced budget is published. The report is to be considered by the Full Council on Monday (February 29) when the Council […]


Plymouth City Council leader’s response to rail funding announcement

Statement from Council Leader Tudor Evans: on funding announcement for a new study into improvements to the railways between London and the South West.   “I would personally like to thank Great Western Railway for stepping in to fund this study that we so badly need to look at line speed improvements in the South […]


Project partners celebrate the Arts Council funding announcement

Arts Council announce funding for Plymouth History Centre

Plans to transform Plymouth’s museum and art gallery into a new world class visitor attraction have taken a giant step forward with the award of £4.2 million funding from the Arts Council. The Arts Council funding to help create a major new cultural attraction at the heart of the city is in addition to £12.8m […]


Council has to save £23m to set budget for next year

The biggest Government funding cuts to local services in a generation mean Plymouth City Council has to save over £23 million to set a budget for next year. The Council’s Cabinet has considered a draft budget which requires a £23 million gap between projected costs and resources to be closed in order to set a […]


More funds available for social enterprises

Social enterprises will be able to bid for a share of £180,000 of funding in the next round of our innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the latest recipients being awarded a share of £420,000, the Council is calling for bids for another round. The funding could […]


Plymouth City Council backs campaign for fairer police funding

Plymouth City Council is supporting the campaign for fairer police funding for Devon and Cornwall. Tony Hogg, Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, handed in a signature with 8,500 signatures to Downing Street on Tuesday 15 September, along with MPs across the region. This was the culmination of a three month campaign against further […]


Council budget prioritises jobs, homes and clean and safe streets

Vital local services are being protected as the Government cuts more than £18 million of funding for Plymouth residents next year. The Cabinet has agreed to recommend a draft budget for 2015/16 that invests £192.5m in delivering more than 350 day to day local services and protecting and expanding work to provide jobs, create affordable […]


Minister challenged over Plymouth’s ‘missing millions’

Plymouth City Council’s leader Tudor Evans is calling on the Local Government minister to explain why Plymouth is being cheated out on millions of pounds of funding for local services. Councillor Evans challenged local government minister Kris Hopkins on Plymouth’s missing millions during a telephone conversation to discuss the Government’s funding settlement and called for […]


Response to DfT pothole funding announcement

Despite the fact that our road network has been ravaged by some of the most severe and wettest winters in history, our annual highway maintenance budget from central government has fallen steadily from £2.35 million in 2011/12 to only £1.961 million in 2014/15. Next year’s settlement, trumpeted today by the Department for Transport, is less […]


Council budget plans address Government funding cuts

Vital day-to-day local services are being protected as the Government cuts another £27 million of funding for Plymouth residents. The City Council is set to agree a draft budget for 2015/16 which includes £14 million less to spend on services next year due to Government funding cuts. The Government has already cut the Council’s funding […]


Council leader calls for urgent review of road funding allocations

Plymouth council leader Tudor Evans is calling for an urgent review of the way the Government allocates funding for road maintenance to end the unfair bias towards rural areas. Councillor Evans has written to Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin saying that Plymouth’s share of the £168m national Pothole Fund announced in March was only £359,114, which works […]