Friday, July 20, 2007

Funding of voluntary sector is a mess

At the meeting of Cabinet this week, the chaos which had surrounded the changes to the funding for the voluntary sector in Greenwich was laid bare as person after person made speeches against the Council's change to the funding of the voluntary sector.

Outside the Cabinet two organisations (at least those were the ones we spotted) held protests and inside there were a long list of speakers. The organisations basic message was that the whole thing was a farce. A funding review had started in October 2002, there had been a delay in 2003 and now in July 2007 they are just introducing a set of temporary arrangements. Wonder how long they will last?

It's quite clear the Council don't have a clue what they are doing and the voluntary organisations are suffering as a result.



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