Relationships between councils and voluntary groups are improving, finds Navca

A survey by the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action has found that relationships with local authorities have improved for 37 per cent of its member organsiations.

The results of Navca’s chief executive survey has found relationships have mainly improved, with only 13 per cent of members saying that relationships with local authorities have got worse, compared with 25 per cent the year before.

Results also show that 37 per cent of Navca members said that their relationship with local authorities had got better over the last 12 months, compared to 16 per cent the previous year.

The report, based on responses from 107 of Navca member organisations, also showed that 98 per cent of respondents are funded by their local authority. Navca said that this shows that “despite all the pressure on local government finance, local authorities still recognise the value in supporting infrastructure provision”.

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