Successful Transforming Local Infrastructure bids announced

Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd has announced the successful bidders to the £30million Transforming Local Infrastructure Fund, including five in the East Midlands who share £2,311,768:

  • Derbyshire Rural Community Council - Derbyshire (£376,123)
  • Voluntary Action Leicestershire - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (£941,996)
  • Community Lincs - Lincolnshire (£315,973)
  • Nottingham CVS - Nottingham (£331,103)
  • NAVO - Nottinghamshire (£346,573)

The fund aims to transform and modernise local charity support service and help recipients provide high-quality, joined-up support to frontline local charities that deliver services to their communities. The successful applicants were those that have committed to bring together different support providers to offer services at a lower cost.

The fund is being managed by the Big Fund, the non-lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund, which is also spending an extra £20million to support charity sector infrastructure, for which it is publishing proposals later this year.