Action for Sustainable Living, a charity that helps individuals and communities make reductions in their carbon emissions, has suffered a major financial blow at the hands of Manchester City Council. Ten weeks before a major conference on the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan, the City Council has … cut all of its funding to AfSL.
MCFly has asked the City Council a series of questions, and we have been assured by them that we will have answers by the end of this week. Meanwhile, Action for Sustainable Living have released this statement to MCFly.
Action for Sustainable Living has a number of contracts across Greater Manchester harnessing the passion, enthusiasm and skill of volunteers to promote sustainable living, in all its aspects, in their own communities.
One of those contracts, with Manchester City Council, has come to an end.
This decision will have an impact on a small number of areas within the City although our Reaching Communities programme in South Manchester will continue.
Trustee and Founder of Action for Sustainable Living, Chris Wright, said: “This is sad news, particularly with so many events taking place in Manchester over the coming months to promote sustainability. However, we understand the position that the City Council find themselves in and look forward to helping them progress their vision for a sustainable city again in the future.
We believe the future for Action for Sustainable Future is bright and, to celebrate our achievements, we are holding a celebratory event at the Whitworth Art Gallery in November. More details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCFly will keep you informed of further developments. With the Comprehensive Spending Review being released on October 20th, other organisations will doubtless nervously be checking their email inboxes.