The Local Government Transparency Code (2015) requires local authorities to publish all grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations, which includes payments with values less than £500, at least on an annual basis.
The Code defines voluntary and community sector organisations as a “non-governmental organisation which is value-driven and which principally reinvests its surplus to further social, environmental or cultural objectives.”
A social enterprise is a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose and is a business which:
- Aims to generate its income by selling goods and services, rather than through grants and donations;
- Is set up to specifically make a difference; and
- Reinvests the profits it makes for the purpose of its social mission.
Find out more about our:
Eden Community Fund to deliver projects that benefit communities in Eden district
Leisure Grant Fund which assists sports clubs, community groups and individuals