Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society

Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society 1

26 May 2016 | Alice Sharman
Tags: Grants

The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating models”, and are too reliant on public grants that are “unsustainable in the long term”.


Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society

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British Red Cross cuts fundraising spend by 21 per cent

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