The long and unhappy saga of the Local Sustainability Fund
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The long and unhappy saga of the Local Sustainability Fund

29 Jun 2015 | David Ainsworth

Last week the government announced a £20m pot of funding for charities. This sounds like good news, says David Ainsworth, so why are so many in the sector unhappy about the new Local Sustainability Fund?

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