Up to £40m in ‘money plus advice’ for struggling service delivery organisations?

The government seems likely to throw a lifeline to struggling third sector service delivery organisations in the 2015 financial year.

According to a piece in today’s Third Sector Online, civil society minister Nick Hurd is concerned that some third sector organisations providing valuable services for those most in need are at financial risk. The fund — which Hurd says he hopes will be worth around £40m — will offer money coupled with advice to ensure long term survival and is likely to make its first grants shortly before the general election in 2015.

OCS is about to open a public consultation on the shape and operation of the fund. There’s nothing on the OCS website or Cabinet Office announcements page yet but watch this space…

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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