It’s Day 5 of #ChallengePoverty Week
Despite being a critical source of support, too often communities are left without the powers to meaningfully influence decisions about their local areas, meaning lifeline community organisations are left without the resources they need to carry out their work.
Tackling poverty can only happen if communities are funded efficiently and equitably.
Service delivery can often be difficult for organisations who are unsure of exactly how much money they will have to use. Greater security and stability in funding options for community and voluntary organisations such as through three-year funding cycles will allow for these organisations to plan and deliver more effectively.
People who live in local areas are best placed to understand what services, policies and changes are most needed in their communities.
We can #TurnTheTide on place-based poverty by investing in the areas where people need it most, and where they will do the most with it.