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Voluntary Organisations: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Monday 3 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the projects which were approved under the Millennium Volunteer programme but which will no longer be funded from April 2008. (170147)

v, an independent charity, made the decisions about future funding for Millennium Volunteers projects through an open and transparent commissioning process. To date over 200 third sector organisations have received funding through vinvolved. Sixty out of the 95 organisations will receive funding through vinvolved. Details of the successful organisations are available on v's website at

The following organisations currently providing MV projects did not make any application for funding through vinvolved or were unsuccessful at the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage:

1. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

2. CEDAR Projects

3. Dearne Valley Venture

4. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

5. Family Education Development Trust

6. Hackney Voluntary Action

7. Henshaws Society for Blind People

8. Leeds College of Technology

9. Nottingham City Council

10. Read on Write Away

11. Sports volunteering North West

12. Stoke on Trent College

13. Student Community Action Newcastle (SCAN)

14. Studentforce for Sustainability

15.Torridge Voluntary Services

16.Wandsworth Voluntary Sector Development Agency

17. Wycombe Youth Action

18. Youth Voice

The following organisations currently providing MV were unsuccessful at full application stage. However, this list is subject to change as in 14 local areas, v was unable to appoint vinvolved teams, v will be inviting the following organisations to reapply along with others through their further application process, details will be available on v’s website week beginning 3 December 2007.

19. BVSC

20. Citizens Advice

21. DISC

22. EcoLocal

23. Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre

24. Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency

25. Oxfordshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services

26. Southend Association of Voluntary Services

27. St. Thomas Community Network

28. University of Birmingham Guild of Students

29. Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets

30. Wakefield Council

31. Watford and District YMCA

The following organisations will not (at this stage) receive funding through vinvolved but have been named in bids as strategic partners:

32. Blackpool Council (Integrated Youth Service)

33. Connexions Somerset Ltd.

34. Southwark Council

35. Worcestershire County Council Youth Service