Magazine article Public Finance

Futurebuilders Could Transform Service Delivery

Magazine article Public Finance

Futurebuilders Could Transform Service Delivery

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The way public services are contracted and delivered could be transformed if an innovative funding model is rolled out across the country, charities minister Fiona Mactaggart said this week.

She was speaking as Futurebuilders, the consortium which distributes government grants and loans to voluntary bodies, announced its first round of grants on February 22.

The government is determined that the voluntary sector should play a larger role in delivering public services and Mactaggart told Public Finance that Futurebuilders' investment would remove many of the complications that prevented charities from bidding for public services.

But she added: 'My ambition is bigger. We need to see if we can use it as a model for changing the way we do business. …

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