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Minister for Civil Society announces £3.1m for four successful social action projects

Minister for Civil Society announces £3.1m for four successful social action projects

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Four projects with a track record of improving the lives of thousands of people in the UK will receive more funding, Nick Hurd, UK Minister for Civil Society announced on 15th March.

The grants come from the government’s Social Action Fund, which is administered for the Cabinet Office by the Social Investment Business. The four will receive over £3.1m all together, bringing the total granted through the Social Action Fund since it was set up in 2011 to £24m.

The organisations are:

  • International relief and development agency Tearfund for its partnership with the Cinnamon Network creating social action projects in local churches.
  • County Sports Partnership Network, in partnership with YMCA, to continue to run Community Games.
  • The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise, which helps unemployed people and those at risk of redundancy who are over 50 start their own businesses.
  • Play England, hosted by the National Children’s Bureau, to strengthen its capacity to recruit and support volunteers for its 20 play centres and to campaign nationally to encourage people get children outside.

Nick Hurd said: “Each project here has produced fantastic results in the communities they operate in, which is why I want to give them this additional support from our Social Action Fund so that more people benefit from their great work.”

Each group has previously received support from the Social Action Fund for projects which have demonstrated particular effectiveness.

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