Sir: The National Lottery Charities Board has announced that "since it awarded its first grant in 1995 nearly 11,000 jobs have been created as a result of Charities Board awards". Many of these jobs were on two or three-year grants. That means they are now going to disappear. NLCB funding, despite any good intentions of its own, has acted as a substitute for public funding. The latter is not going to pick up the tab now. Will next Christmas' NLCB message tell us all the jobs lost as a result of good causes which have been discontinued?
George House Trust, Manchester