The Minister for Local Government and Communities, Carl Sargeant has announced over £30million of funding for a further 22 Clusters as part of the Welsh Government's new Communities First Programme.
The announcement follows the launch of the new Communities First programme in November where the Minister revealed the first of the new groups of areas, known as Clusters.
The 22 Clusters announced include two in Blaenau Gwent, seven in Rhondda Cynon Taf, three in Neath Port Talbot, two in Torfaen, three in Merthyr Tydfil and five Clusters in Swansea. The funding is until March 2015.
The aim of the new programme is to create a community focussed tackling poverty programme that aims to support the most vulnerable people in the most deprived areas of Wales.