|| Charities fear drop in lottery grants to 'unpopular' causes
||Jan. 11th, 2005 12:32 pm|
Voluntary sector leaders today warned that charities working with asylum seekers and refugees will stop receiving lottery cash after the new lottery distributor announced a change in the way it awards grants.|
They've always been a bit tight fisted.
We're in the middle of a project for a Healthy Living Centre (like a GP surgery plus social care plus health and fitness all in one) that the BLF was supposed to fund, at least partially. They have finally agreed to it but man, what a struggle! It is something the area desperately needs and yet we have had to wrangle like mad to get the monies secured. We're 5 months overdue to start construction already.
Causes seem to become 'fashionable' for a while and then drop out of favour, hence funding being withdrawn. It all seems to be an effort to make things politically more acceptable.