Early day motion 1134

STATE FUNDING FOR FAITH AND SECULAR ORGANISATIONS

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Total number of signatures: 8

Caton, Martin Challen, Colin Durkan, Mark Hancock, Mike
Jones, Lynne Purchase, Ken Simpson, Alan Williams, Stephen

That this House notes that the Government has announced a £50,000 fund for a prize to uncover and reward the best examples of faith projects and a £1 million fund which national representative faith bodies can bid for to support them in developing their capacity to engage with Government and to play their part in delivering public services; further notes that a majority of the population in the UK neither practices nor adheres to any religion; and therefore calls upon the Government to fund secular groups for similar purposes to at least a matching level, or withdraw taxpayer funding for these projects altogether.