The meeting was held at 10 Downing Street

PTA-UK: Big Society Network chief was confident of funding 3

28 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.


PTA-UK: Big Society Network chief was confident of funding

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