HL Deb 06 March 2002 vol 632 cc11-3WA
Lord Radice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What grants they intend to make towards marriage and relationship support in the financial year 2002–2003. [HL3187]

The Lord Chancellor

During the next financial year (2002–2003), my department will spend £5 million on marriage and relationship support, an increase of £0.5 million on the funding for the financial year 2001–2002.

This is the first financial year in which the marriage and relationship support fund has been allocated using the new grant programme launched in September 2001. The new programme introduced openly published criteria, which have been used to evaluate all applications received for this round of allocations. The aim of the department is that the marriage and relationship support grant should be targeted on improving existing service delivery, as well as developing research, innovative projects and the dissemination of better links and good practice among a wider and more diverse range of service providers than in previous years.

The funding has been allocated as set out in the tables below:

Core Funding Funding Allocated (£)
Parentline Plus 62,000
Relate 2,104,000
Marriage Care 300,000
Family Welfare Association 30,000
One Plus One 242,000
London Marriage Guidance Council 103,000
Tavistock Marital Studies Institute 464,000
Jewish Marriage Council 44,000
Asian Family Counselling Service 50,000
2as 1 150,000
Totnes Family Partnership 58,000
Somerset Family Partnership 50,000
Family Matters York 50,000
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation 48,000
Muslim Women's Helpline 20,000
The Salvation Army 40,000
Aquila Care Trust 88,000
Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education 46,000
Basic For Life 34,000
The Cogwheel Trust 4,000
Poole Community Family Trust 50,000
CFP Guildford 40,000
Bristol Community Family Trust 50,000
Totals 4,139,000

Research & Development Funding Project Title Amount allocated (£)
University of Exeter, School of Psychology Money management and marital commitment in new couples: An evaluation of the efficacy of the FOCCUS Inventory 43,000
Relate Accessibility (follow-on bid) 32,000
Relate Domestic Violence (follow-on bid) 40,000
Care For the Family Asian Family Matters 19,000
Relate Quality Assurance (follow-on bid) 30,000
2as 1 Development & Adaptation of Relate Training Material 66,000
London Marriage Guidance Council Community Development 71,000
The Minster Centre Aracas Project (domestic violence) 72,000
Tavistock Marital Studies Institute Brief Psychotherapy 32,000
2as 1 Partnership project (Relate)—Awareness campaign to promote MARS to the Black African & Afro-Caribbean communities 120,000
Sussex Family Mediation Service One Stop Shop 26,000
The Church of England Marriage Preparation and Support in the South East 54,000
Brook in Birmingham Counselling for Young couples 39,000
Marriage Care Emotional Literacy:

Research & Development Funding Project Title Amount allocated (£)
Foundations for a Good Life: Phase 2 30,000
The Richmond Centre Videos are Valuable 38,000
One Plus One Investigation of Use & Value of Helpline Services 39,000
One Plus One Investigation of Relationship Support 46,000
Jewish Marriage Council Starting Marriage on the Right Foot 40,000
Talking Matters (moved from core to R&D) Infrastructure for Marriage Preparation in the Orthodox Jewish Community 24,000
Total 861,000