Sunday, February 13, 2011

Charities face funding crisis

The Hunts Post St Neots - 09/02/2011 digital edition

Whether we like it or not HDC is in a financial mess. Cuts are going to have to happen as reserves run out and the old way of high spending/low council tax changes to low spending/low council tax. While the charities are whining on about the cuts to their grants they don't come up with alternative to HDC budget cuts. They don't even plead for Council tax to be raised to fund their projects. The underlying problem is many of these groups are addicted to funding from HDC. Like any addict the withdrawal of supply will cause withdrawal symptoms.

The voluntary organisations have been pleading with HDC not to cuts to their sector. The HDC budget is stark and stark choices have to be made. The voluntary organisations need to look to their own resources to fundraise from the public to keep these ventures going.

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