Cultural Playing Field

NCVO Funding Commission consultation meeting by Robin Simpson
September 10, 2010, 11:31 am
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I was in London on Wednesday where I took part in a consultation meeting organised by the NCVO Funding Commission. NCVO set up the commission in 2009 to look at concerns and uncertainties about funding for civil society organisations over the next 10 years. The commission is due to report in December 2010. This meeting brought together the Chief Executives of a range of national charities and specialist infrastructure organisations to consider the draft recommendations of the Funding Commission. Interestingly, while there was general support for most of the recommendations, many people said they were disappointed that the proposals were not more radical. There was a feeling that we should be trying to maximise the benefit provided by civil society organisations rather than trying to maximise income to civil society organisations. It was a fascinating discussion and a refreshing relief to be at a consultation event where the feedback from breakout groups was presented clearly and succinctly!

Robin Simpson.

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