Voluntary organisations

MQT on 2008-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2008
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How are voluntary/ community organisations in London made aware of funding grants from the GLA or LDA? On what criteria are applications for funding judged?


Answer for Voluntary organisations

Answer for Voluntary organisations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Voluntary/community organisations are made aware of funding grants from the LDA through the following mechanisms:

- LDA website: www.lda.gov.uk

- Through London VCS network and where appropriate through advertisement in relevant media and trade press.

The criteria for judging and selcting applications for grant funding will depend on the specific funding source. For example, grants from European Social Funds (ESF), European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) and LDA Opportunities Fund, each have their own criteria. The criteria and application requirements are set out in the relevant grant prrospectus.

In the past year the main grant funding opportunities for voluntary and community organisations for which the LDA has been responsible are ESF and ERDF. The LDA's website also provides a link to grant funding opportunities administered by other parties.