An award-winning charity which works with survivors of sexual abuse faces uncertainty as its main funder puts the service out to tender.
Open Secret in Thornhill Road, which receives £90,000 a year from Falkirk Council, was the subject of a confidential report which came before local councillors this week.
Following the private meeting on Tuesday, it was agreed to open up bidding for a new and future contract.
It is understood that the charity will continue to be funded by the council until the tendering process is complete.
A council spokesperson told The Falkirk Herald: “The Executive considered an external review on Open Secret on June 9.
“Members agreed that there was a continuing need to make provision for survivors of sexual abuse and agreed that officers should take forward a commissioning and procurement process for the supply of these services.
“It is anticipated that these arrangements will be in place by April 2016.”