Sector asked to help meet ‘savings challenge’ as Cabinet Office cuts £11m from third sector programmes

There’s a good, clear piece in Social Enterprise online here spelling out the cuts the Cabinet Office is making to social enterprise and third sector programmes as part of its economy drive.

£1.3m will be cut from Capacitybuilders, £130k from the RDAs’ budgets to support social enterprise, and much of the balance from the national youth volunteering scheme, v. I always thought a project that couldn’t even afford a capital letter would be doomed.

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have published an open letter to the sector asking it to use its expertise and experience to identify those areas in which the cuts will fall heaviest and cause the greatest problems. You can read the letter here.

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