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Voluntary Organisations: Government Assistance

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which elements of the Recession Action Plan for the Third Sector are funded from existing budgets of Government departments and non-departmental bodies. (260487)

All elements of Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises have been funded from existing budgets across Government in order to invest in the sector now.

This includes funding from the Department of Work and Pensions, up to £10 million and £11.5 million from the Department of Health. The remaining funding is a £13.5 million draw down on end-year flexibility and £7.5 million from within existing Office of the Third Sector budgets.