Around 25,000 people in Derby ( ~10% of the population) are unpaid Carers – and the figure continues to grow. These are people caring for family, and friends who are disabled, or […]
The arbitrary cuts to Voluntary Sector grants back in March 2016 were cynical – they were never necessary. I wrote on a few occasions that the Council could not control their finances […]
This chart, based on an independent examination by the Treasury, concluded that the £200,000 paid by Derby City Council to the Citizens Advice Bureau, would save £3 million elsewhere in the Council […]
Cllr Banwait tells us that the Council’s finances have been destroyed by the Tory Government and that the 100% cuts to the Voluntary Sector Grants, Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), as well as […]
In a previous article I questioned whether the Council had full knowledge of the facts in support of their decision to cut Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) Grants. The first of my […]
Voluntary Sector Grants : Cllr Repton promises to help every organisation mitigate the loss of funding.
During the Cabinet agenda item on February 10th about the Voluntary Sector Grants cuts, Cllr Jones made the valid point that the Council had indicated that they would offer “mitigating actions” to […]
Imagine this being an empty room in the Indian Community Centre! Imagine that all of the elderly ladies stayed at home! Imagine that they didn’t meet their friends, didn’t share a meal […]
In a few weeks time, the Council will decide on whether to proceed with their plan to cut 100% of the Voluntary Sector Grants. If this is carried out, it will not […]
Derby City Council propose cutting 100% of all Voluntary Sector grants: Do they know the consequences?
In my earlier article, “Derby City Council has “lost the plot” on Voluntary Sector Grants” I provided a critique of the Council’s most recent consultation into the funding of the Voluntary, Community […]
Over the last few years Derby City Council has lost all direction over the grant funding for the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) Sector. It is successfully achieving only one objective, and […]
Updating my previous article Derby City Council Voluntary Sector Grant Aid: Reports of cuts “have been greatly exaggerated” the Cabinet will ratify on the 18th March that all Grants will be extended […]