30 September 2007

£2.1 million or not £2.1 million for charities?

Crowing about H&F council's victory in the high court over cuts to Law Centre funding, a council press release claims that the judgement enables £2.1 million to be spent on voluntary sector grants from October 2007-March 2008.

Wrong again!

The truth is:
* overall voluntary sector funding for 2007-8 is £4.276 million but that hides a big cut within the year: from April-September funding is £2.345 million; from October-March it drops to £1.930 million with the new grants regime
* then in 2008-9 funding is slashed from £4.276 million to £3.182 million - a cut of 26% in one year.

Please can the council publish the truth.

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