To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to approve the next phase of the Volunteering for Development grant in a timely manner.
The impact of the global pandemic on the UK economy has forced us to take the tough but necessary decision to temporarily reduce our aid budget.
We are now working through the implications of these changes for individual programmes, including for the Volunteering for Development grant. No decisions have yet been made.
We understand the need to communicate with VSO in a timely manner regarding this grant.