“Many organisations are already doing the things the commission has demanded, but these things cost money, and many of our members are already stretched to a level where it’s difficult to prioritise training of volunteers,” she said. “We welcome the funding the Government has offered, but it will never be enough.”
She added: “At least there has been a recognition of the need for proper resourcing. The report is a useful step forward, but we hope that the Government is able to respond in an appropriate manner.”
A spokesman for the Office of the Third Sector said its response to the report, which was originally expected in February, was still unavailable.