Just heard - the Asian Women's Resource Centre (AWRC) is taking a busload of women to London Council offices near Waterloo next Thursday when proposed massive funding cuts will be discussed. These cuts - which threaten many small organisations working with marginalised communities across London - could be make or break for the AWRC.
This is part of the government's spending review. Councils, which fund much pan-London work as well as activities within particular Boroughs, are talking about 'repatriating' current funding and delivering the same services only in Borough. This means organisations that work across Borough boundaries - e.g. the AWRC - would be left without funds.
A small knock-on effect for our classes: next Thursday's (25/11) will be postponed as many women will be down at Waterloo.