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£17m Grant Boost For Voluntary Organisations


10 February 2006, Children’s Minister Beverley Hughes today announced a £17 million grant boost for voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families.

The newly formed Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme will help fund voluntary organisations to do work of national significance that supports the outcomes of the Every Child Matters: Change for Children programme.

Grants of up to £1.9 million were awarded to 65 organisations for 2006-07.

Beverley Hughes said: “It is encouraging to see such a high level of interest in the grant programme and its aims. The money will help support these organisations’ valuable work to improve the outcomes of children, young people and families, in particular with some of the most vulnerable in our society.”

The grant programme brings together 5 existing grant programmes with the aim of creating a better integrated approach to funding voluntary organisations. The programme will help organisations develop a more strategic and closer working relationship with Government. It also aims to contribute to increasing stability in the voluntary and community sectors by offering a simplified application process and longer term funding.

More than double the number of applications were received than had been expected. The total figure for bids in 2006-07 came to £178 million, 10 times more than the £17.044 million available.

Editor’s Notes
This press notice relates to ’England’

1 - The CYPF Grant Programme brings together 5 existing grant programmes from April 2006 (the Children and Young People’s Participation Fund; the National Voluntary Youth Organisations Grant Scheme; Safeguarding Children and Supporting Families grants; the Strengthening Families Grant and Sure Start VCS grants).

2 – The following organisations have been offered funding:

Project grants
ACE Centre Advisory Trust
Agency for Culture and Change Management
Crime Concern
Daybreak FGC
Hope UK
National Children’s Bureau (also given strategic funding)
NCH Limited
School-Home Support Service UK
Speaking Up
The Children’s Society
The Foyer Federation
The Harmony Project
The National Youth Agency
Tree House
TSA – Trust for the Study of Adolescence
Weston Spirit

Strategic grants
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse
Care Coordination Network UK (CCNUK)
Children’s Express
Coram Family
Council for Disabled Children
Daycare Trust
Endeavour Training
Families Need Fathers (FNF)
Family Planning Association (FPA)
Family Welfare Association
Fathers Direct
Marriage Care
National Association of Child Contact Centre
National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries (NATLL)
National Children’s Bureau (also given project funding)
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)
National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
National Family and Parenting Institute
National Portage Association
One Plus One
Parentline Plus
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education (PACE)
Safe Ground
Save the Children
SkillsActive, the Playwork Unit
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
The Asian Family Counselling Service (AFCS)
The British Association for Early Childhood Education
The Girls’ Friendly Society in England and Wales
The National Childminding Association
The Parenting Education and Support Forum (Parenting UK)
The Place 2Be
The Prince’s Trust
The Woodcraft Folk
Time for Families
UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)
Voice for the Child in Care
Women’s Aid (Federation of England)
Young Minds Parents Information Services


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