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Mrs. Spelman

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what organisations his Department supports under its Marriage and Relationship Support programme. [47610]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Marriage and Relationship Support (MARS) Branch of the Lord Chancellor's Department provides primary support to MARS organisations through its annual grant programme. The grant for the financial year 2001–02 was £4.5 million, and for 2002–03 it is £5 million.

As well as financial support, MARS officials also offer advice, guidance and information to all providers of MARS services, whether funding recipients or not.

Information on the organisations that have received, or are to receive funding for the financial years April 2001-March 2002 and April 2002-March 2003 and the amounts awarded is in the tables.

Organisations funded April 2001-March 2002 Amount (£000s)
2as 1 124
Asian Family Counselling Service 51
The Church Of England 45
Family Matters York (Community Family Project) 50
Family Welfare Association 139
Futureway Trust (National Marriage Week) 31
Jewish Marriage Council 78
London Marriage Guidance Council 177
Marriage Care 366
One Plus One 341
Parentline Plus 102
Relate 2,384
Somerset Family Partnership (Community Family) 50
Students Exploring Marriage (Grubb Institute) 4
Tavistock Marital Studies Institute 497
Totnes Family Partnership (Community Family) 10

Organisations funded April 2002–March 2003 Amount (£000s)
2as 1 150
Aquila Care Trust 88
Asian Family Counselling Service 50
BASIC For Life 34
Bristol Community Family Trust 50
Brook in Birmingham 39
Care For the Family 19
CFP Guildford 40
The Cogwheel Trust 4
The Church Of England 54
Family Matters York 50
Family Welfare Association 30
Jewish Marriage Council 84
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation 48
London Marriage Guidance Council 174
Marriage Care 330
The Minster Centre 72
Muslim Women's Helpline 20
One Plus One 327
Parentline Plus 62
Poole Community Family Trust 50
Prisoners Families and Friends Service 12
Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education 46
Relate 2,206
The Richmond Centre 38
The Salvation Army 40
Somerset Family Partnership 50
Sussex Family Mediation Service 26
Talking Matters 24
Tavistock Marital Studies Institute 414
Totnes Family Partnership 58
University of Exeter, School of Psychology 43
2as1/Relate Partnership Projects 186