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Voluntary Work: Young People

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Graham Jones Graham Jones Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements are in place to ensure that the distribution funding for organisations providing National Citizen Service programmes (a) takes place on a fair geographical basis and (b) takes account of social inclusion.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Providers were selected after a two-stage bidding process that was fully open and competitive. In commissioning places for the 2012 pilots the Cabinet Office looked closely at where providers were able to deliver places and pilots will take place in 95% of upper tier local authority areas in England in 2012. Pilot providers were partly chosen on the strength of their proposals to recruit the broadest range of young people to participate.

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