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Racial Discrimination

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 21 July 2009, Official Report, columns 118-9WS, on the Tackling Race Inequalities Fund, when he expects funding to be allocated to each organisation listed. (293051)

The Tackling Race Inequalities Fund programme was announced subject to agreeing detailed work programmes and monitoring and reporting arrangements.

As at 14 October my Department has approved 26 of the detailed workplans out of the total 27 successful projects.

The Tackling Race Inequalities Fund (TRIF) managing agent—the Community Development Foundation (CDF)—has issued a total of 24 funding agreements to the TRIF funded organisations that have approved workplans; they are currently in contact with the organisations to agree administrative processes, and the last organisation regarding their detail work programme. CDF has received 13 signed funding agreements and paid over grant funding on receipt of a grant claim from these TRIF funded organisations.