§ 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: 12WA
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