Nottingham MP Graham Allen has won government funding for a national foundation after pioneering early intervention schemes to help struggling families.
Its aim is to help and support communities so issues linked to poor achievement are tackled before they become problems.
£3.5 million has been pledged by the government.
Nottingham North MP Graham Allen has welcomed the postponement of the government's planned badger cull, but says other measures need to be considered to control the spread of TB in cattle.
Mr Allen, who opposes the cull, will raise his concerns at a debate in Parliament later.
The MP for Nottingham North, Graham Allen will meet with the Disability Minister Esther McVey later to discuss the impact of the closure of the UK's Independent Living Fund based in Nottingham.
More than 120 people are employed at the office which provides financial support to severely disabled people. The government says it will only support the fund until 2015.
Graham Allen MP says today's figures encourage the government to look for long-term policies to cut child poverty.