Million pound share for North East advice services

Eleven advice services in the North East will benefit from a £3 million share of a support package which aims to provide help to projects during challenging times.

Across England, some 226 frontline services will benefit from a total of 67 million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Advice Service's Transition Fund, while the Cabinet Office is providing half of the funding.

The funding's aim is to help address immediate needs, but it is also hoped the fund will help strengthen organisations for future demand.

Halton Citizens Advice Bureau was handed £347,963, Gateshead Citizens Advice Bureau was given £349,789 and Wear Valley Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded £336,593.

"At a time of great change, it is important that people can continue to access high quality local advice.

"This partnership fund is designed to help local providers come together and deliver a better coordinated and more sustainable service."

– Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society