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Charities: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which charities receive funding from the public purse to increase the numbers of young volunteers. (202705)

The youth volunteering charity v is funded by the Office of the Third Sector to commission third sector organisations to create volunteering opportunities for young people. Details of the projects funded by v can be found on their website at

www.wearev.com.

Copies of the list of funded projects have also been placed in the Library for the reference of members.

The Office of the Third Sector, through its strategic partners programme, is also providing funding in this financial year to the following organisations that provide or promote youth volunteering opportunities: British Youth Council, Citizenship Foundation, National Youth Agency, Youth Action Network and Youthnet UK.