VCS Cuts

Is this the end of the road for voluntary sector funding in Derbyshire? It is potentially devastating news for voluntary organisations and community groups across Derbyshire. On Tuesday 28th May 2024 a 12-week consultation period opened. The consultation is open to anyone who lives in Derbyshire (not Derby City). Due to Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) financial situation, they are considering how to prioritise spending on services they are required to provide by law against those that they are not required by law to deliver. The impact of this could be catastrophic for the voluntary sector across Derbyshire AND the thousands of people they support.
The consultation is called "End of discretionary grant funding". The Council seem to be clear about what their intentions are. If we have any chance of changing their mind we need as many people as possible to complete the consultation.