HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 c598W
Mr. Spencer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish details of the programmes under which his Department and the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible offer grants to voluntary organisations.

Sir George Young

The Department of the Environment and its sponsored bodies have a wide range of grant programmes through which they assist the voluntary sector. The Department has just published a pamphlet outlining these grants which are given by the Department. Countryside Commission, Historic Building and Monuments Commission, Nature Conservancy Council and Sports Council. I have no doubt about the valuable role that is played by voluntary organisations across the entire spectrum of interests covered by the Department and its sponsored bodies. I am sure that voluntary organisations will find this leaflet a very useful guide when seeking support for their activities. I have arranged for a copy to be placed in the House of Commons Library.