Voluntary and community care organisations in England will share a £24m pot of government grants, care services minister Ivan Lewis announced today.

The Department of Health "section 64" awards will fund 150 new grants and 220 continuing grants.

In addition, the department's opportunities for volunteering scheme will award a total of£7m for local projects that involve and encourage volunteers in health and social care.

For a full list of recipients and grants, visit www.dh.gov.uk