London Assembly condemns £9m 'cut'

Indira Das-Gupta

London Assembly members have come out against proposals that they say amount to a £9m cut to funding for voluntary organisations running services across more than one London borough.

The assembly last week gave widespread backing to a motion urging London Councils (formerly the Association of London Government) to reject a recommendation from its grants committee to redirect funding from cross-London voluntary sector services to local community groups (Third Sector, 6 September).

"Voluntary organisations don't recognise borough boundaries when they deliver vital services and support to Londoners, and nor should the grants they receive," said Valerie Shawcross, Labour assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark, who tabled the motion.

The London Councils executive is due to make a final recommendation to the leaders' committee next month.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert hub

Insurance advice from Markel

How bad can cyber crime really get: cyber fraud #1

How bad can cyber crime really get: cyber fraud #1

Promotion from Markel

In the first of a series, we investigate the risks to charities from having flawed cyber security - and why we need to up our game...

Third Sector Logo

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

Register now