Dr Alan Billings - Blog
The one thing government ministers of all parties love to do is announce a new initiative.
They are seen to be doing something about an issue or problem. They are putting their money (or rather, our money) where their mouth is. They make positive headlines in the media and no one can object to more funding for an urgent issue.
So they look good.
But more and more of these initiatives require some other group of people, either in the public or the voluntary sector, to make bids for the money. Funding is usually competitive.
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