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SSEC deeply saddened by failure of OCS Strategic Partners funding bid

Wednesday 9th March 2018, 11:03

SSEC are deeply disappointed and saddened to hear that we have not been successful in our bid for Strategic Partners funding from the Office for Civil Society (OCS). Previous OCS funding amounted to 87% of SSEC funding, meaning that SSEC will have to dramatically reconsider our position and future direction.

We are concerned that organisations such as SSEC and TimeBank - ideally placed to deliver and advise on the Big Society agenda - find ourselves struggling in the current funding environment.

SSEC are determined to continue our essential work. We will continue our support and commitment to the development of the Our Society network and explore alternative funding avenues.

Paul Barnes, SSEC Chief Executive said:
“With a 30 year track record in supporting civil society, SSEC cannot be allowed to disappear; we will be exploring all channels to ensure our continuing support for community workers and will continue our commitment to help build ‘Our Society’ as an authentic expression of grassroots concerns”.

For more information or to offer your support, please contact: Sammie Tanns, Development Officer - Communications at SSEC, on sophie@ssec.org.uk or 0114 241 2742

Location Tags: UK / the Four Nations

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