Taking the very breath away from small charities and leaving them fighting for life is becoming an increasingly familiar story across the country. Small charities are seeing their lifelines either cut completely or seriously damaged through funding cuts, justified by those that make them, as a response to our debt crisis.
I work for a small play charity and am chair of trustees of a domestic violence charity. Both these organisations offer services to the most vulnerable in society, ensuring that needs are met and helping to build cohesive communities that care. However due to the local authority significantly reducing funding to local groups, front line services to the community are being severely affected.