Funding news

Charity coalition rallies opposition MPs against Lottery raid to fund the Olympics - Monday 23 April 2007

A coalition of arts, sports and heritage organisations is seeking the backing of opposition MPs in a campaign against the Government's intention to cut National Lottery funding to help pay for the 2012 Olympics.

The Voluntary Arts Network, Heritage Link and CCPR, an alliance of sport governing and representative bodies, are working with the NCVO to protest against the raids on arts, sport and heritage lottery distributors announced by culture secretary Tessa Jowell in March.

The organisations will be writing to opposition MPs this week in the hope of enlisting their support in the parliamentary vote on the Government's plans. The coalition is calling for the vote to take place on the floor of the House of Commons instead of in committee. The date for the vote has yet to be set.

Read the full article here: