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Report says Lichfield District Council should maintain funding levels for the voluntary sector

Councillors are planning to maintain funding to the voluntary sector at current levels.

Lichfield District Council House

Lichfield District Council House

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet will discuss its funding agreement which has been set at £177,000 per annum for the past three years.

Cllr Doug Pullen

Cllr Doug Pullen

A report from Cllr Doug Pullen, Cabinet member for regulatory services, housing and wellbeing, has recommended maintaining the figure over the next three year period.

He said: “A thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector is an important component of what makes Lichfield district a good place to live, work and visit.

“There are currently around 450 organisations and an estimated 12,000 residents volunteering with groups, clubs or organisations. We know that we have an above-average percentage of residents who are willing to volunteer and we are keen to harness the immense good that the third sector can bring to our community.

“Each year the council invests in the community and voluntary sector within the district, enabling a wide range of social, environmental, leisure activities and support services to be provided to our residents.

“The recommendation is that the Cabinet agree to maintaining a budget of £177,000 per annum for investment in the community and voluntary sector with a three year outline commitment.”

The report’s proposals will be discussed at a meeting of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet on July 11.

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1 Comment

  1. John Griffin

    6th July, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    So during the last 3 years the relative value of the £177k fell, and during the next 3 years it will continue to fall as prices rise, wages creep a little up, premises cost more… basically either a real cut or maintaining a % of a budget being cut by Cllr Pullen’s national party. I await the distribution of this largesse to comment further.