Charities working in the public sector are facing net funding reductions of more than Â£110m this year, although the final figure is likely to be higher as some large authorities, such as Manchester, Leeds and Sunderland, refused to provide details of their cuts. Of the charities affected 382 worked with children and young people, 142 with the elderly and 151 with disabled people. Oliver Wright. Independent. 2 August 2011.