HC Deb 18 November 2003 vol 413 c817W
Mr. Purchase

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the voluntary bodies in Wolverhampton in receipt of direct government grant, broken down by(a) capital and (b) revenue. [139139]

Mr. Raynsford

My hon. Friend will be aware that there are in excess of 700 voluntary and community sector organisations in Wolverhampton. They will be attracting funding from a very wide range of government and European funding programmes including SRB, Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Community Empowerment Fund, ERDF and ESF programmes, New Deal for Communities, Learning and Skills Council and Lotteries funding regimes to name some. There is no single database of organisations and their funding sources, so it is impossible to provide the level of detail required by the question.

A list of organisations funded through the Community Empowerment Network can be obtained from Wolverhampton Network Consortium and the City Council's Voluntary Sector Unit can provide details of the voluntary and community organisations they support via a co-ordinated small grants programme which has sought to simplify the funding process for eight specific small grants initiatives for the voluntary and community sector.