Spending cuts

Holding on by a shoestring

Tracking the impact of the cuts on voluntary groups in England's most deprived areas

November 2011

Voluntary groups have a vital role to play in supporting some of the poorest and most marginalised people in our society, no more than in the current economic climate when many people are suffering the effects of rising unemployment, higher living costs and cuts in local services.

At the Cutting Edge

A Survey of the Impact of the Spending Cuts

March 2011

This report summarises the results of a special survey carried out by Church Urban Fund and Church Action on Poverty to monitor the impact of the public spending cuts on voluntary groups in the most deprived areas of England.