Funding news

Hope for grant funding - Tuesday 4 September 2007

Despite the prevalence of contract agreements in the government’s funding agenda, Minister for the third sector Phil Hope has acknowledged the importance of grant funding to allow third sector organisations to maintain independence and perform innovative

Hope was responding to the launch of Sustaining Grants, a new pamphlet which outlines the role of grants in allowing the continuing work of smaller voluntary and community organisations. The pamphlet includes 11 case studies highlighting organisations which relied on grant funding, of which Hope said: “I agree 100% that the role of grants made it all possible, allowing groups to take risks, innovate and act, offering organisations independence.”

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