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Third Sector Funding

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

27. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on Government policy on funding for the third sector. (149820)

There have been a number of discussions with ministerial colleagues on third-sector issues generally, including on funding. Recent surveys indicate that Government funding for voluntary sector organisations has doubled between 1996-97 (£5 billion) and 2004-05 (£10 billion). The announcement of the £30 million community assets fund and the £80 million scheme for small community organisations continues to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to supporting the third sector.