(a) The Government Equalities Office has made no such payments.
(b) The Equality and Human Rights Commission has to date funded the Greater Manchester centre for voluntary organisation (GMCVO) and the Regional Action Involvement South East (RAISE). Both organisations work to develop equality and diversity partnerships at regional level. The GMCVO collaborates with and assists organisations that work across all the mandate areas (sometimes known as equality strands). The RAISE is actively consulting upon the viability of a south-east regional equalities network.