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Charities face a crisis as grants are delayed - Wednesday 12 April 2006

A number of charities have been plunged into financial crisis because the Department of Health is several months late in deciding the fate of their Section 64 grant applications.

The department has admitted breaching the Compact in its treatment of voluntary organisations that have applied for grants from the £17.85m funding stream for organisations supporting the Government's health and social care goals. It admitted in an email to the organisations that it would not be letting them know the results of their applications for 2006/07 within the three months required under the Compact agreement.

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