By Robyn Rosen, February 18, 2011
The office supporting small communities across the country is on the brink of closure after the withdrawal of UJIA funding.
Providing religious, cultural and educational backing for communities with less than 100 members, the Office for Small Communities has relied on UJIA cash to keep operational.
But the contribution has been slashed from £75,000 to £40,000 this year and there will be no further funding after September.
During the four years it has backed the OSC, UJIA has developed a website offering distance learning to small communities.