News From Creating Excellence: Transition Fund announcement – good news for the South West
South West voluntary sector organisations have been rewarded for their quick response to a new government funding initiative.
The Transition Fund programme was launched last autumn with a deadline for applications early in 2011, and is aimed at helping "front-line service providers" from the region's community and voluntary sector organisations adapt to the massive changes in funding that have arisen from last year's government spending review.
A total of £15m was available across England of which South West organisations will receive £2.2m (14.75%). In all 183 organisations have been successful of which 27 are from the South West (14.66%).
Commenting on the results, John Skrine, who for the last four years has been running Creating Excellence's Community Empowerment programme, said "this result should be seen as a major success for the region which we put down to the strong networks the region has developed over the last 8 years around Third Sector funding and community engagement".
The 27 successful organisations are just the tip of a very vibrant regional voluntary and community sector. They have been in the business of providing services to their communities and improving the self-sufficiency of local neighbourhoods.
A further £90 million is still left in the national Transition Fund ‘pot' which according to the Cabinet Office website, will be allocated from April 2011 onwards follow this link for information
The full list of successful applicants (all England) can be viewed at this link on the Big Lottery website