Grants from trusts 'outstrip statutory'

Funding from trusts
Funding from trusts

The value of grant funding from trusts and foundations has exceeded the value of grant funding from government sources for the first time since at least 2000, according to figures from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Its UK Civil Society Almanac 2015 shows that foundation grants to the sector totalled £2.5bn in 2012/13, while government grants totalled £2.2bn.

The voluntary sector has relied heavily on government sources for grants in the past. In 2011/12, the government provided £2.6bn in grants and foundations provided £2.4bn; in 2001/02, government grants totalled £5bn and foundation grants £1.6bn.

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