Thursday, 24 February 2011

'Birmingham group which inspired Cameron's Big Society sees funding cut'

The Birmingham group praised by David Cameron for inspiring his Big Society vision is facing a 30 per cent funding drop. The Prime Minister said the drive to turn around Balsall Heath, which was once a crime and prostitution hotspot, was behind his Big Society initiative. But St Paul’s Community Trust, which was set up in the 70s to improve education in the area, will see its budget from Birmingham City Council cut by almost a third this year.
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