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Volunteering: Young People

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been raised from private sector supporters to assist in meeting the recommendations of the Russell Commission on Youth Volunteering. (128267)

I have been asked to reply.

The independent charity v has, to date, received pledges of over £20 million in match fund projects through partnership with the private sector with £7.5 million matched on a pound-for-pound basis. The remaining pledges will be matched once suitable projects are identified and established. The match fund projects have created over 43,000 volunteering opportunities.