Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society
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26 May 2016 | Alice Sharman
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The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating models”, and are too reliant on public grants that are “unsustainable in the long term”.

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