Groups to try for volunteer funds

Indira Das-Gupta

CSV and the End Child Poverty coalition of charities are planning to bid for government funding so they can engage more volunteers to work with disadvantaged children once the Year of the Volunteer ends.

The initiative follows the youth and children month of the Year in February, which was highly effective in recruiting new volunteers.

The charities hope to use the funding to build on the success of the month by recruiting more volunteers to work on issues of child poverty.

Jonathan Stern, director of End Child Poverty, said: "We have been in talks with CSV and are looking at how we can engage the public directly to help children from low-income families."

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