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Community Relations: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much of the £3 million innovation and challenge fund she announced on 10 December 2008 will be allocated in 2009-10 and 2010-11; what the criteria for awarding grants will be; what the maximum grant size is expected to be; who will administer the fund; what the annual administration costs of the fund are expected to be; how grants from the fund will be evaluated; and if she will make a statement. (249588)

The £3 million challenge and innovation fund is for the financial year 2009-10 only. The criteria for awarding grants; the maximum grant size; fund administration; annual administration costs; and grants evaluation will be published in due course.