Voluntary Sector have held meeting to discuss review and future funding cuts.
AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham) have held a preliminary meeting , attended by 40 representatives from a variety of organisations across Wrexham to seek views on the Welsh Government current consultation “ Continuity and Change – Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales”.
The consultation is likely to have significant impact on the Voluntary and Community Sector for a number of years and everyone is urged to make a response. Views from organisations and individuals are being sought on a variety of areas including:-
- The relationship between government and the third sector – engagement & compacts
- The national, regional and local agenda – working together effectively – service delivery, commissioning, planning and funding;
- Supporting the third sector – the infrastructure – WCVA, CVC’s and Volunteer Centres.
The meeting also sought views about the impending funding cuts that are likely following the Governments Comprehensive Spending Review settlement to Wales which has the potential of 20% reduction in funds over the next five years.
John Gallanders, Chief Officer for AVOW said “The meeting was very productive and a wide range of views have been expressed that we shall use in our response to the Review and help us plan support for community organisations to meet the challenges that will be facing everyone over the next few years. Various community organisations have already expanded their support to others with the development of Foodbanks and other initiatives.”
There will be a series of on-going workshops over the coming months focussing in on specific issues affecting voluntary organisations and the community.
For more details please visit www.avow.org
AVOW Press Contacts: John Gallanders
T: 01978 312556