From the TUC

Cuts Watch #229: Community Groups

07 Sep 2010, by in Cuts Watch

A new study from the Young Foundation has warned that departments and agencies  facing cuts of 15 – 25 per cent are planning cuts of 30 – 50 per cent in funding for civil society groups. The report – subtitled ‘can the Big Society be more than a slogan’ – concludes that:

At a time of severe cuts in public spending the risk of a decline in social wealth is real. As services shrink, people may turn inwards, to fatalism and resentment. There’s a risk of divisions becoming more acute, particularly in poorer areas.