Wigan’s homeless community is one step closer to benefitting from a £340,000 Government grant.
Today Wigan Council’s application deadline closes for contractors bidding to provide services for the homeless.
The town hall has been searching for organisations who will provide a “homelessness support service” and “emergency access accommodation and support”.
In total 83 councils received £30m in funding from the Government with Wigan being one of only three authorities in Greater Manchester to be successful in the bidding process.
Coun Terry Halliwell, cabinet member, said: “This funding allocation is very welcome and will help us implement some excellent new initiatives in Wigan borough which will impact directly on the frontline.These practical measures will have a direct impact on reducing rough sleeping in the borough.”