The annual budget for Office for Civil Society programmes will be maintained at £56m in 2015/16, according to Spending Round 2013, the document summarising today’s spending review.
The document says that the government has "continued funding of £56m to support government programmes which encourage social action and help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations play a bigger role in communities and public services".
While the OCS has escaped a further cut, its annual budget has already been cut sharply compared with the £227m it received in 2009/10, the last year of the Labour administration, and £191m in 2010/11, the first year of the coalition government.
"By maintaining expenditure on wider Cabinet Office civil society programmes, the government will continue to support the development of the social investment and social action agendas, strengthening those charities and social enterprises that assist the most vulnerable in society," the Treasury said in a document published today.
An Office for Civil Society spokesman confirmed that the programme budget had been "maintained" and said that more information would be made available in due course.