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Capacitybuilders: Staffordshire

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on funding projects under the Capacitybuilders programme in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire. (289769)

Capacitybuilders is making good progress in investing across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Investments through a range of programmes during 2008-11 are listed in the following table. Note that many grants benefit both Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. For example, the consortium grants benefit a group of 13 local support providers from across the area, including the rural community council, many councils for voluntary service and specialist bodies for black and minority ethnic and faith groups.

Programme

Recipient

Period of grant

Area of benefit

Grant amount (£)

Capital Programme

Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support

One-off

Staffordshire

29,891

Volunteer Management Programme

Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support

Three-month development grant for potential 18-month grant

Staffordshire (Sub-regional: Stoke on Trent benefits)

5,000

Real Help Now Modernisation Fund -Local Delivery Agent

Stafford District Voluntary Services

Six-month grant

Staffordshire (Sub-regional: Stoke-on-Trent benefits)

4,000

Real Help Now Modernisation Fund: Provisional Bursary Awards

12 recipients across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

One-off

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

112,000

Consortium Modernisation Project, 2008-11

Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support

Three years

Staffordshire (Sub-regional: Stoke on Trent benefits)

132,570

Consortium Development Grant, 2008-11

Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support

Three years

Staffordshire (Sub-regional: Stoke on Trent benefits)

156,000

Total

339,461

1 12 £1,000 bursaries.