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NCVO to continue Funding Central website despite launch of rival Contracts Finder

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Fri, 10/12/2010

NCVO has pledged to continue the Funding Central website when the government establishes a similar service in three months’ time.

The Office for Civil Society (OCS) awarded the umbrella body a three-year contract worth £1.6m in 2009 to run the free site, which lists government funding opportunities available to third sector organisations.

The contract still has 18 months to run, but in its Modernising Commissioning green paper published this week the OCS said it would launch a new free site called Contracts Finder in March 2011. According to the green paper, Contracts Finder will host "all central government tender documents and contracts".

The green paper said the government would "consider the relationship between Contracts Finder and Funding Central", which could provide similar services.

Source: Third Sector News