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Voluntary Work: Young People

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total value in grants made by the v organisation has been to date, broken down by type of grant; and if she will make a statement. (136373)

Between May 2006 and May 2007 v has made grants totalling £13 million to projects in order to provide volunteering opportunities for over 59,000 young people. The grants provided for 22,000 short-term volunteering opportunities, 13,000 part-time, 1,200 full-time and 23,000 through volunteer development teams which work with statutory bodies to enable them to create volunteering opportunities for young people.

A further 55,000 volunteering opportunities have been created through match funding and partnerships with the private sector.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the v organisation has spent on (a) staff, (b) administration, (c) marketing, (d) branding, (e) communications and (f) web design and maintenance; and if she will make a statement. (136374)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member of Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 18 January 2007, Official Report, columns 1312-13W and on 1 February 2007, Official Report, column 468W.

Full details of the organisations expenditure will be included in its annual report, which will be published later this year.