VOICES GAGGED? – National Council for Voluntary Organisations
On Saturday, the government announced that they will be adding a new anti-advocacy clause to all charities’ grant agreements.
We believe this restriction is completely unjustifiable on grounds of both principle and the effectiveness of government itself.
Our chief executive Sir Stuart says:
‘This is tantamount to making charities take a vow of silence and goes against the spirit of open policy making that this government has hitherto championed’
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And we’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts and experiences in a comment under the blog, or on twitter usingv #antiadvocacy [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23antiadvocacy&src=typd].
Charlotte Ravenscroft Head of Policy and Public Services @CharRavenscroft
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