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Minister launches Local Sustainability Fund

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has announced the launch of the anticipated Local Sustainability Fund, with an initial investment of £20m.

The fund will provide grants to around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector over two years.

Big Lottery Fund will deliver the LSF. The fund will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice.

“The key principles behind the fund are simple: put smaller voluntary organisations in a position to change,” Wilson said in a speech. “Allowing them to find the time, support and critical challenge, to start to make the necessary changes to deliver a sustainable service to their users.”

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