Crowdfunding has proved an innovative way to engage communities in distributing funds to projects across the city, writes Plymouth City Council's Hannah Sloggett. As a cooperative council, Plymouth City Council were looking to distribute the...

Cities and businesses can bid for a £10m government fund to revolutionise the way the Internet of Things benefits citizens. UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the...

The UK could learn something from Canada where the voluntary, charitable and private sectors have a far bigger role in the provision of public services, writes Jamie Robinson I recently returned to the UK, having spent over five years living and...

The government has announced a further £12 million is to be invested in helping people with mental health conditions return to work. Nearly half (46%) of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance have mental health conditions while mental...

Stephen Williams, Communities and Local Government Minister, explains how the new £2 million Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods fund will help communities provide better local services. Read more on the Better Local Services blog .

Long-term public spending plans are needed to help integrate local service provision, a senior figure involved in implementing the coalition’s flagship Community Budgets programme has said. Robert Pollock, director of the Public Service...

The prospectus for the £16 million Youth Engagement fund, created to support vulnerable young people, has been published. The fund will help up to 18,000 disadvantaged young people aged between 14 and 17 to participate and succeed in education or...