GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES ENDOWMENT FUND TO ARTS ORGANISATIONS

20 June 2012

Commenting on the Government’s announcement of endowment funds to arts organisations, Hannah Terrey, Head of Policy at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:

"British culture is one of the things that makes this country a great place in which to live and work. In these tough times it is good news that the Government is working with donors to support the great cultural life of the nation.

"Matching donations is a highly effective way of encouraging people to give and Ministers are right to look at ways to build a culture of philanthropy to help support the causes we all care about.

"At a time of public sector cutbacks, the country needs generous people to step in and help maintain our cultural institutions and voluntary organisations of all kinds.  Ministers across government need to work with charities to find creative ways of helping charities ensure that what is great about Britain survives and thrives for future generations."

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