New £40m fund to support voluntary sector & social enterprise sustainability — consultation until 24th July


There is news flagged up here on the footprint associates website and  here on the BVSC website regarding a recently launched consultation exercise which is important to the third sector and to social enterprise.

Over the coming weeks — until 12:00 noon on the 24th June July 2014 — the Cabinet Office is seeking to consult with the sector regarding the establishment and operation of a new £40m sustainability fund to help “support effective voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations”.

Cabinet Office says the fund will provide “medium-sized organisations with the support they need to plan for the long term and begin to move to sustainable business models”.

The fund will be open to applications in 2015 and operate for one year. It will prioritise organisations working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.

The consultation team is especially keen to hear from:

  • front-line VCSE organisations
  • VCSE sector membership and infrastructure organisations
  • funders and providers of business-development support to the sector
  • anyone with relevant experience or knowledge


Read more: BVSC website

Read more: footprint associates

Read more: NCVO

Read more: Third Sector magazine

Read more: Cabinet Office and Cabinet Office Consultation Document



Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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