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Chief Minister praises key role of voluntary sector 12 October 2007

CHARITABLE organisations working in partnership with Government play an essential part in supporting the Island’s community and quality of life, says Chief Minister Tony Brown MHK.

According to recent statistics from the Treasury, Government Departments have made payments totalling £40.5 million to a wide range of registered charities over the last five financial years. The total in 2006/07 was £10.8 million, compared to £9.5 million in 2005/06 and £5.6 million back in 2002/03.

The Chief Minister commented:

‘These figures show the scale of Government’s involvement with the voluntary sector, and reflect the importance of that sector in the life of our Island.
Government has a very clear social responsibility to provide services to the public, and does so in the Isle of Man on a comprehensive basis. But there will always be a vital part to play for the voluntary sector, which engages the skills, enthusiasm and community spirit of people outside Government.’

Mr Brown added:

‘Working in partnership with charities and other groups is a key element in Government’s central goal of supporting families and an inclusive community. Partnerships bring communities together to find solutions to common issues, and can produce real results.’

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