Voluntary Organisations: Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th May 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the total value of (a) public service contracts and (b) grants that have been awarded by local authorities to voluntary sector organisations in each financial year since 2008-09.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

The following table shows estimated expenditure by local authorities in England (£ million) on ‘private contractors and other agencies’ and ‘grants to voluntary bodies’ each year from 2008-09 to 2011-12.

£ million
  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Private contractors and other agencies 22,111 23,049 24,265 22,773
Grants to voluntary bodies 1,693 1,839 1,945 2,627

The figures are based on the Subjective Analysis Returns submitted to DCLG by a sample of local authorities.

Private contractors and other agencies include public service contracts given to professional services, agency staff and others. These figures cannot be broken down to show how much was awarded to voluntary bodies.

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