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National Youth Volunteering Organisation

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will place in the Library the details of each project funded by the National Youth Volunteering Organisation, v; what estimate she has made of the number of people who volunteered through each project; what the (a) cost and (b) location was of each project; and on what date the project (i) commenced and (ii) ended. (128901)

Details of the projects funded by the independent charity v in its first grants round are contained in the press release issued by v on 27 September 2006. Copies will be placed in the Library for the reference of Members.

In the first grants round, v has supported the creation of 42,000 volunteering opportunities involving 100 organisations. The break-down on funded projects shows 31 projects for short-term volunteering opportunities, 32 projects for part-time opportunities, 17 projects for full-time volunteering opportunities, and 20 projects through the v development teams. The projects funded ranged in size from providing 15 to 4,000 volunteering opportunities and from a cost of £240 to £298,500 for the total project cost.

In addition, through partnerships with the private sector, 64 projects are being supported by the match fund to the tune of £7.5 million, which will create a further 43,000 opportunities.

These projects are set to commence at various points between summer 2006 and spring 2008.

Details of projects which v has supported will be made available in the Annual Report, which will be published this year.