Berkshire

Council asks voluntary sector groups to make savings

A Berkshire council with a £3m spending shortfall has asked voluntary sector organisations and suppliers they fund to see where they can make savings.

Slough Borough Council said those organisations receiving less than £10,000 would be exempt because "smaller organisations could struggle".

A spokesman said it was facing a 12% cut in the government grant it uses to support local organisations.

The council added that it had asked those involved to make 4% savings.

Council leader, councillor Rob Anderson said: "We want to be completely balanced in this process so we are seeking exactly the same level of savings from everyone.

"If everyone contributes this level of saving we can provide some stability for the voluntary sector for the remainder of the financial year."

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