Bristol warned on funding policies

Mathew Little

Umbrella body NACVS has warned Bristol City Council not to implement a policy of removing funding from local infrastructure organisations in order to allow front-line charities to buy in their own support.

The council's new investment strategy for the voluntary sector includes plans to directly fund charities "who will then be free to purchase infrastructure support from the provider of their choice".

The city's two infrastructure organisations - Voscur and the Black Development Agency - could lose the £200,000 they currently receive from the council.

Instead, the money would be channelled directly to 2,000 grass-roots groups.

But Kevin Curley, chief executive of NACVS, said the move would undermine local infrastructure organisations. "Groups could use the £100 they will get to buy places on training courses or subscribe to newsletters," he said. "But they couldn't realistically use this money to buy the representation of their views to Bristol City Council."

- See News Analysis, page 10.

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