Funding news

Local groups face battle for funds - Wednesday 12 April 2006

Grant aid is on the way out as councils throughout the UK opt for competitive tendering.

Earlier this year, Hull City Council informed local voluntary organisations that its philosophy of funding the sector was changing. Grant aid and service-level agreements were to be superseded by a "commissioning approach to service delivery". Charities could still apply for grants of up to £5,000, but the rest of the council's £11m voluntary sector funding stream would be put out to tender.

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