Thursday, 26 April 2007


So ORG got a grant of £24,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust?

Let's have a quick look at some of the political orgs JRRT have also made grants to:


Liberal Democrats
£1,802,500 allocated as follows:

* £537,500 towards the development costs of a database;
* £200,000 for diversity measures to provide support to women, black, minority ethnic and disabled candidates;
* £500,000 towards the campaign costs of elections held in 2007 in England, Scotland and Wales;
* £500,000 towards the cost of the next General Election campaign;
* £65,000 to develop on-line resources for local parties.

The Office of the Leader of the Liberal Democrats
£100,000 to support the Office of the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Scottish Liberal Democrats
A grant over eighteen months to address political disengagement in the lead up to the 2007 local elections in Scotland.


Keighley Liberal Democrats
£1,250 towards General Election campaign literature.


Burnley Labour Party
£4,321 to assist with campaign costs in the 2004 local elections.

Liberal Democrats
£500,000 towards the campaigning costs for the local elections and the 2005 General Election.

Liberal Democrats - Hartlepool
£3,000 towards the campaigning costs for the September 2004 by election.

That's a lot of money for the Lib Dems. So much for ORGs independence.