SUPPORT for vulnerable people in the Derbyshire Dales is to be boosted by new levies of council tax on second homes.
The scheme, run by Derbyshire County Council, will see 75 per cent of additional income raised through second-home council tax spent on projects aiding victims of domestic abuse, enhacing housing and support for vulnerable people.
Derbyshire Dales District Council, which received £214,000 from the fund this financial year will receive a further £300,000 for each of the next two years to fund a range of projects in the area which will support vulnerable people.
County Councillor Charles Jones said: “Really worthwhile projects are receiving funding which in turn is benefiting hundreds of local people.”
More than £1.5 million will be generated across Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and South Derbyshire over the next three years from the programme which sees people owning properties classed as second homes paying 90 per cent of the total council tax for them.