Big Society Network

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office

(1) under what criteria the Big Society Network was contracted to run the Giving summits;

(2) how much the Big Society Network has received for administering the Big Society Awards in each of the last three years;

(3) against what criteria the Big Society Network was awarded the contract for running the Big Society Awards;

(4) how much has been given to the Big Society Network for the purpose of running the Giving summit in each of the last three years.

Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Grants were awarded to Society Network Foundation to deliver aspects for the Big Society Awards and the Giving summit following consideration of proposals put forward by Society Network Foundation.

In 2012-13, £350,000 was paid to Society Network Foundation for the delivery of aspects of the Big Society Awards, £12,000 for delivering certain aspects of the Giving summit and promotion of the Big Society. In 2013-14, £150,000 was paid to Society Network Foundation for delivery of aspects of the Big Society Awards.

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