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Nearly Β£1 million is being earmarked to help build stronger communities across Dundee.

A report to the policy & resources committee outlines community regeneration funding allocations for the new financial year covering all eight council wards.

Council leader and committee convener Councillor John Alexander said: β€œThese allocations are extremely important way of allowing communities to influence spending within their local area.

β€œThis funding is intended to help in the drive to improve people’s lives and helps build a strong sense of pride and belonging in our neighbourhoods.

β€œWe are committed to tackling poverty across the city and these funds help us to promote inclusion and community wellbeing.”

The report also describes how the Dundee Decides 2018 programme helped give people choices over a Β£1.2 million community infrastructure fund.

Meanwhile, 40 environmental improvement projects have also been carried out at play areas, community growing sites and cemeteries over the last two years in schemes worth more than Β£2 million.

The committee, which meets on Monday April 22, will hear that the community regeneration funding allocations for the next year in worth Β£866,935.

Councillor Alexander added: β€œThis funding is an important part of the jigsaw in our efforts to improve the city and make it a better place for everyone.

β€œI was pleased to see that 995 of people who responded to our citizen survey felt that their neighbourhood was a good place to live.

β€œBut we cannot be complacent and it is through ongoing efforts like community regeneration funding that will help to make all the difference.”

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