Funding news

Cabinet Office opens £30 million fund for charity support services - 15 July 2011

A new £30million Big Society fund to help modernise organisations that supply critical support to front-line charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises has opened for applications today.

The Transforming Local Infrastructure Programme is managed by Big Fund, the non-lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund, which has pledged a further £20million for infrastructure development in the future.

There are over 2,000 infrastructure organisations which provide services from advice to volunteer recruitment to charities in England. This support is critical particularly for small local charities and voluntary groups. This funding is designed to help them join up services to avoid duplication and develop more effective online resources.

More information on the Transforming Local Infrastructure Programme can be found on the Cabinet Office website.