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Spotlight falls on funding - Wednesday 21 June 2006

National Audit Office to examine government relations with sector.

The voluntary sector is being courted from all sides. First the Conservatives set up a Social Justice Commission looking at how to empower the voluntary sector; then the Government created an office devoted entirely to third sector affairs; now the National Audit Office is at it as well.

The parliamentary spending watchdog has created a new third sector research team, which, it says, has already started work on several projects scrutinising the Government's funding relationship with voluntary and community organisations.

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