Government funding for voluntary and community programmes


The Department for Education has published details of its VCSE National Prospectus grants. 72 applications secured funding for 2013-15, worth just over £50m in total over the next two years, to implement projects and services to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

Communities Minister Don Foster has announced up to £1 million to support single homeless people. Foster allocated up to £800,000 for homelessness charity Crisis to fund schemes to set up new shared tenancies for single homeless people in privately rented accommodation. He also announced a further £230,000 for the charity to continue its Private Rented Sector Access Programme, which works with local landlords to help vulnerable people find the homes they need in privately rented accommodation.

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has announced the winner of £1.8m of National Lottery and Sport England funding focused on changing the sporting habits of women and girls. The funding was won by Bury, who will now pilot a scheme that will evolve based on local feedback.

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