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Untary Organisations

Volume 938: debated on Thursday 10 November 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the total sum granted by her Department to non-statutory organisations in each of the years 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76 and 1976–77 ; what is the size of the grants budgeted for 1977–78, 1978–79 and 1979–80; and if she will list these grants.

The total sum granted by my Department to non-statutory organisations other than governmental, academic and scientific bodies in each of the years 1973–74 to 1976–77 inclusive is as follows:

1976–77 (provisional)2,898

1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77 ; and what is the size of the grants budgeted for 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80 ; and it he will detail these.

My Department has paid the following grants-in-aid to non-ststutory bodies:Details of the grants approved for 1977–78 totalling £6,063,197 are:

Africa Centre100
African Inland Mission20,250
African Medical and Research Foundation40,250
Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group(AHRTAG-UK)6,000
Beit Trust8,000
Birmingham International Council4,500
Bracknell World Development Movement250
Britain-Tanzania Society1,500
British Red Cross Society25,650
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development20,000
Catholic Institute for International Relations12,000
Catholic Institute for International Service111,000
Centre for World Development Education70,437
Christian Aid40,000
Christians Abroad8,000
Church of Scotland5,000
Church Missionary Society5,000
Commonwealth Linking Trust200
Commonwealth Society for the Deaf4,125
Concord (Birmingham) Film Council1,076
Council for Education in World Citizenship3,000
Farnham Castle137,000
Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala1,285
Friends Service Council11,000
Girl Guides Association600
Help the Aged1,000


Hexham World Development Movement50
Intermediate Technology Development Group71,035
International Development Centre, Coventry296
International Planned Parenthood Federation1,500,000
International Voluntary Service106,600
Kingston One World Centre800
Leamington Third World Information Centre1,000
Marr Munning Trust7,210
Merseyside Churches Ecumenical Council3,500
Methodist Church World Development Standing Committee1,500
National Council for Social Service (British Volunteer Programme Secretariat)10,000
Norwich Third World Centre321
Overseas Development Institute5,000
Overseas Students Advisory Bureau29,000
Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies3,000
Ranfurly Library Service10,000
Returned Volunteers Action5,000
Regional Conference on International Voluntary Services2,500
Royal Commonwealth Society, Oxford150
Save The Children Fund173,000
Scottish Education and Action for Development3,049
Standing Conference on Refugees4,500
Surrey Oxfam Youth Trust1,500
Toc H500
Third World Centres1,321
Third World First4,000
United Nations Association Educational Trust for Scotland3,500
United Nations Association North Western Region2,000
Voluntary Service Overseas War on Want902,375
Welsh Centre for International Affairs10,676
West Cumbria World Development Movement650
Women's Corona Society21,000
World Development Group, Londonderry1,500
World Development Movement Churches Committee5,000
World Development Movement (Headquarters)2,245
World University Service1,952,000
Young Women's Christian Association646

Subject to the submission of suitable developmental proposals and the availability of both funds and projects. I anticipate that the total sum to be made available for similar purposes in 1978–79 and 1979–80 will be no less than that allocated for 1977–78.