Thursday, July 15, 2010

Building the Big Society in Croydon

Nice to see Tory councillors doing their bit to help build the Big Society in Croydon:

"Last night, Croydon Council ratified a 66 per cent drop in funding for the voluntary sector over the next four years at a town hall meeting.

There were scenes of anger outside as more than 120 volunteers protested against the swingeing cuts.

Out of 47 organisations previously funded through the Council’s corporate funding budget only six will get £625,000 worth of council grants through the Stronger Community fund which has replaced it.

Councillor Vidhi Mohan, cabinet member for communities, told the meeting: “This is a radical new approach to the council relationship with the voluntary sector.

“We have been consulting with the voluntary sector for the past few years on this.”"


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