§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the criteria for allocation of 388W grants from the Voluntary Service Unit; and what amounts and to whom grants were allocated in the last financial year.
§ Mr. Raison
The VSU may assist national organisations or projects whose work spans the interests of several Government Departments or which are not the direct responsibility of any single Department. In exceptional cases it may also support innovatory local projects from which lessons of national relevance can be learned. The following grants were agreed in 1978–79:
GRANT APPLICATIONS AGREED BY THE VOLUNTARY SERVICES UNIT: 1978–79 Organisation Action Resource Centre 13,000 Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers 6,500 After Six Housing Advisory Trust 3,000 Albany Trust 15,000 AVEC 3,000 British Association for Counselling 6,000 British Association of Settlements 21,138 British Council for Aid to Refuges 342,918 British Council of Churches (Community Work Resource Unit) 12,700 Brixton Neighbourhood Community Association 43,605 Child Poverty Action Group 5,000 Community Projects Foundation 437,588 Community Service Volunteers 315,880 Community Transport 32,770 Design Resource Association 5,000 Family Day Centre Projects 1. Aide A Toute Detresse 41,278 2. Cambridge House and Talbot 21,334 3. Camden Family Service Unit 12,472 4. Croydon Gingerbread 12,808 5. Defoe Day Centre 35,897 6. Liverpool Personal Service Society 10,690 7. London Voluntary Service Council 34,214 8. Institute of Community Studies 13,790 Fair Play for Children Campaign 27,000 Gamblers Anonymous 500 Gingerbread 14,000 Girls alone in London Service (GALS) 12,000 Govan Resource Centre 40,968 Great George Project (Liverpool) 20,000 Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Service 7,700 International Voluntary Service 26,000 International Year of the Child 30,500 London Voluntary Services Council (Community Work Resource Unit) 54,036 Melting Pot Foundation 22,616 Merseyside Council for Voluntary Service 7,700 National Association of Community Relations Councils 2,750 National Association for Asian Youth 27,949 National Association of Youth Clubs (Multi-racial Project) 41,000
Organisation National Council of Social Service (Community Development Officers) 30,661 National Council of Social Service (Festival Welfare Services) 7,500 National Playing Fields Association 50,000 National Youth Bureau:— (National Association of Young and People's Counselling and Advisory Services 10,841 (Young Volunteers Resources Unit) 54,500 Newham Community Renewal Programme 26,700 Newham Homeless Young People's Project 16,750 Northern Association for Community Care 35,000 Onward Industries (NACRO) 44,000 Outset 15,550 Pre-retirement Association 5,826 Princedale Trust (Release) 42,000 Returned Volunteer Action 4,750 Romany Guild 2,625 Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation 8,500 Runnymede Trust 13,000 Scoutreach Nottingham 7,000 South Wales Anti-Poverty Action Committee 55,320 Student Community Action Resources Project 14,898 Task Force 55,258 Volunteer Centre 265,600 Media Project (Volunteer Centre) 18,750 Wales Playing Fields Association 8,600 West End Co-ordinated Voluntary Services 63,500 TOTAL 1978–79 £2,637,430