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Non-profit Making Associations

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 254W, on non-profit making associations, what outcomes he anticipates from social enterprises and other third sector organisations allocated funding from his Department; and by what mechanisms his Department will measure the performance of social enterprises against targets in the next three years. (318400)

The Department provides funding which benefits over 150 third sector and social enterprise organisations. The outcomes of this funding vary in different localities and information on these is not held centrally. To gather it would involve disproportionate time and cost.

In line with greater decentralisation, the Department does not set performance targets for social enterprises. Where the Department directly funds and works with social enterprises, progress and performance are assessed against agreed work plans, milestones and budgets specifically tailored to the individual programme needs.