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Home Office: Third Sector

Home Office written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding she has allocated to civil society and campaigning bodies in each of the last three years.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Civil Society forms an essential part of our communities up and down the country. It includes large, national charities, social enterprises, volunteers and small grassroots organisations but what joins them all is the idea of creating social value to help build a better society.

Government funding to civil society is ring-fenced for particular projects or programmes. Grant agreement terms and conditions prohibit grant funding being used for paid for lobbying and political campaigning.

Information on grants awarded to civil society can be found be here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-grants-register

Published grant funding that was approved and was made available to organisations categorised as civil societies by the Home Office for following financial years was:

2017-18: £23,608,511

2016-17: £24,563,857

2015-16: £20,642,744

Information for financial year 2018-19 is not yet published.

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