Closed consultation

New fund to help VCSE organisations become more sustainable

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We are seeking views on a new £40 million fund to help voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations secure their futures.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on a proposed sustainability fund to support effective voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The fund will provide medium-sized organisations with the support they need to plan for the long term and begin to move to sustainable business models. The fund will be open to applications in 2015 and will look particularly at supporting organisations working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.

We aim to work openly on developing the fund. We want people and organisations to give their views to help design and implement it, and are interested in hearing from:

  • frontline VCSE organisations
  • VCSE sector membership and infrastructure organisations
  • funders and providers of business-development support to the sector
  • anyone with relevant experience or knowledge

If you work for a frontline VCSE organisation, you can respond to the consultation through this quick online survey.


Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 10 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added link to respond online to the consultation.
  2. First published.