First wave of Futurebuilders funding announced

The Home Office has announced the first wave of £4.2
million funding from Futurebuilders and a national charity that
supports young people in care is the largest recipient,
writes Sally Gillen.

Futurebuilders is a £125 million fund set up by the
government to help voluntary organisations deliver public

The Who Cares? Trust will use the £1.3 million it has
received to develop CareZone, its range of secure online services
for children and young people living in care.

Chief executive of Futurebuilders Richard Gutch said:
“Futurebuilders investments will help transform the way
public services are delivered across England. Our groundbreaking
approach to funding will unleash the potential of organisations
working in fields as diverse as social care and crime

Other recipients include charity Pecan, which has been awarded
£189,000 to develop its work with ex-offenders.

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