The results of information gathered from local authorities by campaign group False Economy on cuts to the voluntary and community sector attracted a lot of media attention yesterday. The news was filled with grim stories of local authorities cutting support to over 2,000 charities estimated to be in excess of £100m. False Economy compiled the data (which you can download for yourself) from over 200 responses to Freedom of Information requests they submitted. Well done to them for bringing such attention to what’s really happening on the ground in local areas.
We’ve known that for some time that charities were having their funding cut and much of this information is in the public domain, including a collaborative effort to ...more