MP Alan Duncan urges volunteers to bid for cash to help world’s poorest

Alan Duncan MP addressed the Asfordby windfarm inquiry PHOTO: Michael Cooke

Alan Duncan MP addressed the Asfordby windfarm inquiry PHOTO: Michael Cooke

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Rutland MP Alan Duncan is encouraging charities and not-for-profit groups in the county to bid for money from a £4m fund to support efforts to reduce global poverty.

The Global Poverty Action Fund’s Community Partnership Window allows small, UK-based organisations to put forward innovative ideas in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals to help the poorest people around the world.

Projects will be selected on the basis of the impact they will have on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.

The bidding process has now opened and closes on July 9. To bid, visit www.gov.uk.

Mr Duncan said: “Rutland is full of committed volunteers who spend a great deal of time and effort supporting those most in need around the world. The Community Partnership Window of the Global Poverty Action Fund allows them to put forward their ideas to help people in the poorest parts.”