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21 FEB 2008

Government announces funding for family NGOs

Minister for Young People Kevin Brennan has announced £31million funding over the next 3 years, through the Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme, for nearly 100 third sector organisations.

The Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme awards funding to third sector organisations whose work improves outcomes for children, young people and families and is in line with the overall strategic priorities of the Department.

This year the grants allocated will help a wide range of organisations, tackling a variety of issues including teenage pregnancy, youth participation, bullying and support children in care. Grants range from over £1million for the Royal Philanthropic Society (Rainer) to assist young people as they make the transition from care to independent adult life, to smaller one year grants such as £33,000 to Badminton UK to offer build sporting facilities for disabled young people.

Kevin Brennan said:

"I was delighted to see so many high calibre applications from organisations working across the sector. All of these organisations provide invaluable help and support to millions of our most disadvantaged children and young people each year."

This financial year (2008/09) over £11million has been allocated from the programme, benefiting 99 third sector organisations from across England. The remaining cash will used to fund the strategic projects over the three year period until 2010/11.

The next Children, Young People and Families Grant funding round will open early summer 2008.

A document containing the full list of successful bidders is available to download below.

Full list of Children, Young People and Families successful grant bidders

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