HMRC makes £2m of grants to voluntary sector

first_imgHMRC makes £2m of grants to voluntary sector  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding HMRC Howard Lake | 19 June 2011 | News HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to give £2 million a year for the next four years to support people needing help with their taxes, benefits and tax credits. It has awarded 17 grants to 10 voluntary and community sector organisations working across the UK.Stephen Banyard, Acting Director General for Personal Tax, said: “The money goes to provide independent, trustworthy support for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, to help sort out their entitlements and tax problems.“The organisations we are funding provide support to people who may not normally come to HMRC for help and advice but who may need a helping hand understanding what benefits and credits they are entitled to claim and how the tax system affects them. For example, some of the funding will go to organisations such as Citizens Advice and Tax Help for Older People, who can help those who have worries about their finances and taxes.”Other grant recipients include TaxAid and Gingerbread.HMRC’s funding programme is open to applications from social enterprises, co-operatives, large and small mutuals, in addition to voluntary and community organisations and charities. It has operated a multi-year funding commitment since 2007/08. The current funding runs over the four years 2011/12 to 2014/15.www.hmrc.gov.uk/vcs/grant-funding-news.htmlast_img read more