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Charities

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to which charities his Department has provided funding of £100,000 or more in each of the last three years; and how much was given to each charity. (242084)

[holding answer 10 December 2008]: The Department does not generally make charitable donations but may have given grants to charitable bodies through a number of our programmes, but the status of the organisations are not recorded. The Department, however, does provide grant-in-aid for operating purposes to the following organisations that are registered as charities. The organisations and amounts (where they are over £100,000) are as follows:

£ million

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Scotland

2005-06

23,855

3,240

2006-07

21,470

2,916

2007-08

21,470

3,016

2008-09

21,470

3,389