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Infrastructure: The hub of the matter - Wednesday, 11 January 2006

The six national 'hubs' intended to help the sector improve its infrastructure are finally getting under way. Here Stephen Lee tells the story so far, Nick Aldridge looks at what might have been and Jenny Harrow examines future challenges. On the following pages we profile the six different hubs.

Autumn 2005 witnessed the launch of a rash of Government-led voluntary sector infrastructure development initiatives supported by previously unheard-of levels of core funding.

Although some voluntary sector leaders have characterised this new-found Government largesse as a seminal moment in the development of the sector, others, like me, remain unsure of what this surfeit of initiatives will mean in practice to the average voluntary sector organisation struggling to meet daily operational challenges.

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