Department for Education: Third Sector

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Conservative, Surrey Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 63174, on Department for Education: third sector, what information her Department holds on which charitable and voluntary organisations are in receipt of grants from her Department; what the value of each such grant is; and how each such grant was allocated.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department publishes details of all expenditure exceeding £25,000 and they are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-department-and-executive-agency-spend-over-25-000 .

This information is taken directly from our financial systems where reported expenditure includes all payments made to organisations. However, those systems do not distinguish between payments made to charitable and voluntary sector organisations and those made to the private sector. We have attempted to consider alternative sources of information.

The DfE Grants Register (in Excel format) covers grants awarded and the planned allocation of funds including to organisations in the charitable and voluntary sectors. An extract of the information held is attached, though this does not give the total picture as we are updating the data as part of a migration process to a new system.

To provide information on all grants actually paid would incur a disproportionate cost.

Excerpt of Grants Register (PDF Document, 240.29 KB)

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