Charity sector cuts


The trade union backed website False Economy has released research showing that nearly 400 charities working with children and young people are facing significant budget cuts. Using freedom of information requests, False Economy has identified 382 organisations working in the voluntary and community children and youth sector which are facing cuts of 5% or more. The survey estimated charities face funding reductions of more than £110m this year.

Research from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Counting the Cuts: The impact of spending cuts on the UK voluntary and community sector suggests this is estimate is far too low. The report estimates that the voluntary and community sector faces nearly £3 billion in funding cuts over the government’s spending review period 2011-2015. It suggests that even this might turn out to be an underestimate, since half of all local authorities are making disproportionate cuts to the voluntary sector.

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