Funding news

20/07/05 - Hubs 'may not be best use of cash'

Directory of Social Change founder Luke FitzHerbert has questioned whether funnelling hundreds of millions of pounds into the sector through infrastructure groups is the best use of the money.

"We have ChangeUp with its hubs, Futurebuilders and now the announcement by the Big Lottery Fund of another £170m for infrastructure support," he said. "Yet very often a local group seeking advice is at least as likely to approach a specialist umbrella body that knows about its own field of work as it is to go to the local CVS."