Jobs, Hope and Cash

October 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

By Mohammad Shakir

I came across this quote late last week:

“10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have no jobs, no hope, and no cash.”

The above maybe describe the stark reality of the world surrounding us today – or be a eulogy to three people who bought joy to millions through technology, entertainment and music. What do you think?

Since the economic downturn in 2008 we have seen businesses fold, homes repossessed and charities shut down. Lives and families have been shattered some have taken their lives to escape the current economic climate.

While the government has been working shore up business and home ownership levels – charities have been left with cuts to funding to projects and services that they deliver. This recent report from the NCVO highlights the current state that the charity sector is in. Recent months has seen a major decline in the numbers in the voluntary sector workforce which can have a negative effect in the long term.

In the era of the Big Society – we need to encourage the government to invest in the charity sector or much like the Big Society, it will be become history.

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Entry filed under: Budget, Charities, Funding, Our Community, Philanthropy, Support. Tags: , , , .

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