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Third Sector: Stoke on Trent

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding her Department has provided to third sector organisations in Stoke-on-Trent in 2009-10; what estimate she has made of the level of take-up of grants by voluntary organisations in Stoke-on-Trent; and if she will make a statement. (290815)

So far in the financial year 2009-10 the Office of the Third Sector has allocated £3.51 million of funding to third sector organisations in Stoke-on-Trent. The following table gives a breakdown of funding by programme. Full details of the programmes listed can be found on the OTS website:

As an indication of take up of grants by voluntary organisations in Stoke, in 2008-9, £128,888 was allocated to Stoke-on-Trent through the Grassroots Grants Programme, to be offered as grants of £250-£5,000 to small local organisations. This amount was fully dispersed to these small organisations.


Amount of funding for 2009-10 in Stoke-on-Trent (£)

Targeted Support Fund


Community Assets

1.98 million

Grassroots Grants

1up to 228,226.41

Modernisation Fund







3.51 million

1 This comprises £133,799.66 allocated to grants and up to £94,426.75 in endowment for the year 2009-10.


The Grassroots Grants programme is the only OTS programme that has funding ring fenced by top-tier local authority area.

2 Grants have been provisionally awarded

3 £153,500 of this amount was awarded to an organisation covering Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire more widely.