It has been revealed that local umbrella organisation NAVCA are set to lose half their workforce following the withdrawal of crucial funding.
Eighteen positions are to go following the end of Capacitybuilders and National Lottery funding next year.
This announcement is likely to cause shock across the sector. It is widely expected that small organisations may suffer most under budget cuts as they have less resources. What is not expected is an impact on large, high profile organisations which seem to have more opportunity and resource than the little guys.
Even more unsettling – NAVCA is an umbrella body for these smaller organisations so will we see an impact filtering down?
Another reminder that no one is safe from funding cuts and all organisations should be prepared, regardless of size and visibility.