Charity and Voluntary Sector

MoD: A Scouts & Guides building in North Yorkshire is one of the first 6 successful bids for funding to come from the Community Covenant Grant Scheme, which was established to support the Community Covenant and to fund local projects that bring together the civilian and Armed Forces communities.
Press release & links
 
ScotGov: Scotland’s young people can look forward to more support to start their own business thanks to a £1.65m funding pot. Finance Secretary John Swinney, revealed the Scottish Government’s continued support to The Prince’s Trust’s Youth Business Scotland programme last week at a young people’s enterprise event held with ‘Power of Youth’ and RBS in Edinburgh.
Press release & links
 
DH: The 21 voluntary sector organisations that will be part of the new Health & Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme for 2013/14 have been announced at the Department of Health.  

The VSSPP provides a way for policy makers to reach hundreds of thousands of voluntary & community sector organisations through the extensive depth & reach of the partners’ networks.  This helps to ensure that the voice of small voluntary & community sector organisations are in direct contact with national bodies at the heart of decision making.
Press release & links ~ Health & Care VSSPP information pack
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