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Review of The Unified Voluntary Sector Fund and Other Funds 2011-12, 12/12/11 - 29/02/12 [S]

The Scottish Government is consulting on the review of the Unified Voluntary Sector Funds and CLD HQ Funds. Consultation to 29 February 2012.

The Unified Voluntary Sector Funds (UVSF) was established in 2004 to improve the coherence of direct funding from the then Scottish Executive to organisations working with children, young people and families by reducing bureaucracy. It pooled resources from previously separate funding streams from within different Departments into a single fund. The UVSF currently invests 7m per annum in about 90 third sector organisations. The organisations funded vary a great deal in terms of purposes and characteristics, but all focus on children, families and young people.

Community Learning and Development (CLD) HQ grants provide assistance with the costs national voluntary organisations face in maintaining a Scottish HQ where the aims are complementary to both Scottish Government policy and to the National Performance Framework.

The purpose, criteria and priorities for all of these funding streams require re-examination and, given the close alignment with some organisations funded through both the UVSF and CLDHQ funds, it was decided to examine the future of the funds through the same consultation process.

The consultation asks for views on how funding can be put to best use to improve outcomes for children, young people, families and their communities; challenges to implementing this; partnership working; administration of funds; impact assessment; core funding; and moving from one system to another.

For full details see Review of The Unified Voluntary Sector Fund and Other Funds 2011-12 which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Review of The Unified Voluntary Sector Fund and Other Funds 2011-12