MP urges groups to bid for share of £4 million fund to reduce poverty

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MP Mark Lancaster is encouraging city charities to bid for money from a £4 million fund to support efforts to reduce global poverty.

The Global Poverty Action Fund’s Community Partnership Window sees small, UK-based organisations putting forward ideas on how they can help the poorest people around the world.

Mr Lancaster is supporting this campaign strongly as he was the Parliamentary Private Secretary of State for International Development for a number of years.

He said: “I know there are large numbers of individuals and organisations in Milton Keynes who spend a lot of time and effort supporting those most in need around the world, having visited many myself. 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.”