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November 19, 2008

Partners wanted to pilot Community Allowance

LPL is supporting the campaign for a Community Allowance which would allow people on Benefit to earn some money for their community work. The Dept of Work and Pensions wants to ‘explore innovative ideas from external organisations’ and the CREATE the campaign consortium, wants to hear from potential pilot partners

Naomi Alexander

Letter from Naomi Alexander
CREATE Consortium

I am writing to you as a supporter of the Community Allowance to let you know that we are writing an application for permission to pilot the Community Allowance through the DWP’s exciting new Right to Bid scheme. The Right to Bid was announced recently by James Purnell MP as a unique opportunity for the DWP to “explore innovative ideas from external organisations”; there are “are no constraints on ideas which can be proposed under Right to Bid”.

We want to hear from community organisations from across the UK that are interested in being part of the Community Allowance pilot programme.

We have developed a simple online form for organisations to complete by 12th December. This will enable them to shape our bid to DWP and they will automatically be added to the list of organisations interested in piloting the Community Allowance. We will get back in touch with all potential pilot partners in early 2009.

Please help us to spread the word by forwarding this email or including a version of it in your next email out to your members/community organisations you work with.

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