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Voluntary Services Unit (Grants)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the grants paid by the voluntary services unit to voluntary organisations in 1979–80, and the estimates for 1980–81.

The following grants were agreed in 1979–80:

Grant Applications Agreed by the Voluntary Services Unit 1979–80
Action Resource Centre20,000
Association of Researchers into Voluntary Action and Community Involvement (ARVAC)717
British Association for Counselling12,000
British Association of Settlements24,000
British Council of Churches (Community Work Resource Unit)6,042
Brixton Neighbourhood Community Association43,552
Community Projects Foundation478,089
Community Service Volunteers327,000
Community Transport29,825
Design Resource Association15,000
Aide a Toute Detresse42,326
Cambridge House and Talbot27,871
Camden Family Service Unit14,230
Croydon Gingerbread13,404
Defoe Day Centre42,669
Liverpool Personal Service Society14,180
London Voluntary Service Council39,768
Institute of Community Studies14,050
Fair Play for Children29,100
Federation of Community Work Training Groups1,000
Gamblers Anonymous500
Girls Alone in London Service (GALS)13,020
Govan Resource Centre46,834
Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Service (Development Officer)7,700
International Voluntary Service19,784
International Year of the Child32,000
London Voluntary Services Council (Resource Centre)59,521
Melting Pot Foundation26,000
Merseyside Council for Voluntary Service (Development Officer)7,700
Midland Public Service Announcement Scheme6,000
National Association for Asian Youth28,400
National Association of Victims Support Schemes5,000
National Council of Social Service:
Community Development Officers38,847
Festival Welfare Service10,506
Management Services4,000
London Voluntary Service Council2,192
Campaign Books3,400

International Council of Social Welfare2,500
National Playing Fields Association50,000
National Youth Bureau:
National Association of Young People's Counselling and Advisory Services12,678
Young Volunteer Resource Unit66,375
Voluntary Service Opportunities Register5,765
Newham Community Renewal Programme31,500
Newham Homeless Young People's Project15,000
North Kensington Amenity Trust6,000
North Association for Community Care (Bendrigg Lodge)29,000
Onward Industries50,600
Princedale Trust (Release)37,500
Piccadilly Project10,000
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation9,000
Runnymede Trust8,750
Scoutreach Nottingham3,500
South Wales Anti-Poverty Action Committee (Resource Centre)68,750
Southampton Community Service Council—Public Service Announcement Scheme1,000
Stockport Council of Voluntary Service—Volunteers Job shop1,500
Student Community Action Resources Programme14,000
Task Force59,206
Time for God2,000
Volunteer Centre317,513
Media Project (Volunteer Centre)29,056
Wales Playing Fields Association8,500
West End Co-Ordinated Voluntary Services68,558

Note: Responsibility for the grant to the British Council for Aid to Refugees, which in 1978–79 received £342,918 from the voluntary services unit, has now been transferred to another administrative division.

Not all the estimates for the organisations in this list to which the voluntary services unit will be paying grant in 1980–81 have yet been finalised. The best provisional estimate that can be made for the total of these grants is some £2.9 million.