Mutuals Support Programme 2.0 is a Government initiative designed to promote the growth and sustainability of public service mutuals. It builds on previous work done by Government in this area and you can read more about the programme here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mutuals-support- programme-2
The MSP 2.0 Programme is for organisations based in England and has certain pre-eligibility criteria. These are:
1. You are (or are intending to be) a public service mutual. This is an organisation that:
a. Has left the public sector (also known as ‘spinning out’);
b. Continues to deliver public services and aims to have a positive social impact; and
c. Has a significant degree of staff influence or control in the way it is run; and
2. (if you are an existing public service mutual) you must be:
a. In your first 5 years of operation; and/or
b. Delivering your original or extended contract which has not been re-tendered.
c. You must be able to demonstrate how support from this programme will help your
organisation grow or diversify its operations.
3. All applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to their project and the
mutual model by providing matched funding, in cash, towards the support needed.