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Grants strategy for voluntary sector gets approval
9:08am Friday 18th May 2012 in News
A NEW strategy to distribute grants for the voluntary and community sector in York has been approved by City of York Council.
The council will work with Your Consortium, which specialises in managing grants and contracts on behalf of the voluntary and community sector and supporting them to develop their organisations.
The Consortium already works with 28 organisations in York, and has brought £1.3 million of funding to deliver services in the city through its partners since its setting-up four years ago.
Sue Vasey, chief executive of Your Consortium, said: “Your Consortium is much more than a ‘management’ company. We were established by the voluntary and community sector to support them and they remain at the centre of everything we do. This fund will provide new opportunities for organisations who can demonstrate they can meet the needs of York residents.
“Working with City of York Council is the natural next step for Your Consortium as we strive to maximise investment into the voluntary and community sector and their work with the most vulnerable in our society.”
The grants scheme will be formally launched next month.