Government puts £33m into supporting groups seeking to use new Localism Act rights

Third Sector Online carries a piece today revealing that the government is on the verge of letting three large contacts to organisations that will provide support and grants to third sector organisations seeking to use the new rights enshrined in the Localism Act — the right to challenge, the right to bid (for community assets), and the right to build.

The three support contracts — which total £33m — seem likely to go to large national providers or partnerships of large national providers. For example, the Social Investment Business, ACEVO and Locality have jointly bid to deliver the right to challenge contract.

Decisions on contractors are expected imminently.

Read the full story here.

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