Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed the news that money from the Government’s Big Society Transition Fund will support the local voluntary sector. The funding, part of the third wave of payouts from the £107 million Transition Fund, is being paid out to Hammersmith and Fulham Action for Disability (HAFAD).
Although three quarters of charities receive no public funding, the Government is determined to protect those charities, such as HAFAD, which are most vulnerable to public spending cuts.
The Transition Fund provides grants to these organisations to allow them to prepare for the future opportunities opened up by the Big Society. The money will fund the crucial changes that charities need to make to take advantage of the new opportunities available to them from opening up public sector contracts. So far more than 900 charities nationally have received support from the Transition Fund.
Commenting, Greg said: “The Government is committed to supporting charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises across London, despite the necessity of dealing with Labour’s disastrous economic legacy.
“It’s great to hear that HAFAD – which does such valuable work with disabled people – will receive £151,376 of funding.”