Office for Civil Society escapes further budget cuts

The division's annual budget will be maintained at £56m

Office for Civil Society
Office for Civil Society

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.

- Read more on the spending review and how it will affect the sector

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now