James Arbuthnot MP asks local groups to support UK development efforts

James Arbuthnot MP is encouraging charities and not-for-profit groups in North East Hampshire 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.

The bidding process has now opened and closes on 9 July 2013.

James said:

"I know there are large numbers of individuals and organisations in North East Hampshire who spend a lot 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 the poorest parts of the globe with successful projects receiving funding to turn their vision into reality."

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, added:


"This fund is aimed at giving smaller charities and groups the opportunity to support the UK's development efforts around the world. I encourage any organisation that has an idea for delivering real, positive change to those most in need to submit a bid."