Monday, August 08, 2005

Government charity

Should Government fund charities to resolve social issues? The Home Office is to "reinvest" £1.2m in 88 projects targeted at housing estates 'blighted' with anti-social behaviour. However, rather than rely on councils to spend the money, a lot of the funds and projects will be managed by an independent charity, "Groundwork". Government should not be funding charities to carry out their policies as taxpayers lose their right to accountability, even if the cause is 'worthy'.

Will the Charity Commission remove Groundwork's charity status as Government is now directly funding them?

It would be far better if unemployed youths on such estates were required to clean them up before receiving their state benefits.

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