Report on the Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector

‘Staying Alive’: The Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in England and Wales. A TUC Funded Research Report was published in June 2014.

Among the key findings are:

  • In the context of the austerity cuts the LGBT VCS has been affected by changes in levels of local government funding, and by welfare, health service and education reform. These cuts and reforms are ongoing and the full impacts have not yet been felt.
  • As LGBT service organisations have historically needed to rely on a relatively high level  of public/statutory funding and support from such bodies they are particularly vulnerable when such cuts and reforms are being enforced.

The report is by Fiona Colgan, Chrissy Hunter and Aidan McKearney, Faculty of Business and Law at London Metropolitan University.