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Third Sector: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Office of the Third Sector originally allocated in its budget to provide grants and funding for the voluntary and community sector for the 2009-10 financial year; how much of this has so far been allocated; and how much remains for the rest of the financial year. (301962)

The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) grant allocations for 2009-10 are set out in the Cabinet Office Main Estimates and updated in the Winter Supplementary and Spring Supplementary Estimates. Expenditure on grants for the third sector will be set out in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts, expected to be published before the summer recess.

All OTS funds are allocated to programmes set out in ‘The future role of the third sector in social and economic regeneration: final report’ and for 2009-10 only in, ‘Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises’.