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
    services.

    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
    prevention.”

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

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