ePetition to save UK public funding from 35% Olympic cuts

london olympicsPaul Gilbert recently posted to Shooting People about a new petition on the website of YouTube vlogger 'No 10 Downing Street'...

"Does everyone know about this? There is a petition on the Number 10 Downing Street website already up and running which aims to:

‘Stop the Chancellor using Lottery money to plug the funding gap in the 2012 Olympics. If this goes ahead at least £900m will go from Big lottery, Sport England, Arts Council and Heritage Lottery much of this money would fund projects within the local voluntary and community sector. Services to disadvantaged people will be directly affected by the loss of this funding, people who will have no opportunity to benefit from the Olympics directly but rely on local services provided by the voluntary sector.’

This is opposing the reallocation of resources to the Olympics of which the 35% reduction of grants for the arts is a part. To submit your name to this petition click on petitions.pm.gov.uk/lotteryolympics/