Paul Boateng, chief secretary to the Treasury, has called for a broad response from the voluntary sector to a document published today by the Government suggesting how the £125 million Futurebuilders fund should be set up and spent.
"The whole sector must have the opportunity to have its say on Futurebuilders," said Boateng. "The challenge is to maximise the impact this one-off investment will have."
The fund, which was announced last summer as part of the Government's cross-cutting review, will run for three years to help the sector contribute to public services.
The consultation document, which sets out the joint Treasury and Compact Working Group proposals for how to use the funds, is available online at www.hm-treasury.gov.uk.