Liverpool charities defeat budget cuts in email campaign

Voluntary groups in Liverpool will not have to make budget cuts of £500,000 following an email campaign bombarding the leader of the city council.

Liverpool City Council's education committee voted earlier this month to reduce spending on youth services by £950,000 following a £1 million cut in the grant it receives from central government.

Around £500,000 was scheduled to be cut from grants to eight voluntary organisations for young people in the city. Two organisations - the Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) and Youth - received letters from the council explaining that they were to lose all their funding.

But supporters launched an email campaign to persuade Liberal Democrat council leader Mike Storey to reverse the cuts. Last week, the council announced that its executive had voted to reject the education committee's recommendations.

"They have done a massive U-turn on this,

said Gill Bainbridge, project manager at YPAS. "We are very relieved but we are still concerned about the amount of cuts being passed on to statutory youth services."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Managing risk at outdoor events

Managing risk at outdoor events

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Voluntary and community events are increasingly popular, especially around this time of year.

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now