Lotto News - Big Lottery Fund in Scotland is set to be slashed
Big Lottery Fund in Scotland is set to be slashed
Government stays silent despite 'perverse' taunts
There are reports the British government is about to slash 40% from Scotland’s Big Lottery Fund which equates to a £30 million reduction of money donated to charities there.
A blog from Save Lottery Funding has said the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport wants to reduce funding to arts and sports organisations and sees this as a way of facilitating the cuts. Many believe that a £30 million reduction would be catastrophic for the charity sector in Scotland with a Scottish government spokesman pointing out that "cuts to the Big Lottery funding would have serious implications for communities across Scotland.” while David Mundell MP called the governments plans “perverse” demanding a rethink. The UK government declined to comment.