eBay buying with credit card
29 June, 2020


Charity shops are inundated with second-hand stock donations at the moment, and social distancing rules have slowed the flow of customers, but selling goods online – using websites like eBay - is an increasingly popular way for charities to make money.


Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has produced guidance to help organisations re-open village and community halls in July 2020.

This version of the guidance was produced 15 June 2020 and is therefore based on a two metre social distancing requirement.

If ACRE update their guidance to reflect the new government regulations on social distancing, we will aim to update the relevant document below.

19 June, 2020


The number of people giving to charity has dropped to its lowest level in a decade according to new research.

According to NFP Synergy, only 60% of the public say they’ve given to charity in the last three months – down from 69% in January.

17 June, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

Charity shop open after COVID-19
11 June, 2020


As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and quality of the goods they donate.


Will the Test and Trace programme meet the needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in tackling the racial disparity of COVID-19 cases?

This online discussion, organised by The Ubele Initiative, explores the govenrment's Coronavirus Contact Tracing and Advice Service and whether the contract tracers can meet the needs of racially diverse communities. It invites a dialogue between grassroots VCSE organisations, patient groups and senior NHS staff.

The discussion will include the following speakers:

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
5 June, 2020


Barnardos is to launch a new charity partnership to support vulnerable children and young people who are at risk due to COVID-19.

The partnership will be funded using £7 million of the emergency charity sector money allocated to the Department of Education.

See, Hear, Respond will launch on the 15 June and will offer tailored support to children and families to help reduce levels of harm.

COVID-19 BAME report Public Health England
3 June, 2020


Public Health England has published its report on the disparity between COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population, and in the white or white ethnic population.

29 May, 2020

Pro Bono Economics has launched its latest survey results, finding that 91% of charities and voluntary organisations expect COVID-19 to have a negative impact on their ability to meet their objectives over the next six months.

Just under half of these organisations said that they that they expect the negative impact to be ‘large’.

28 May, 2020

The government has published new legislation that relaxes corporate governance and insolvency law to help organisations under pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020, organisations will be given greater flexibility over things like holding member meetings electronically.

The proposed measures will come into force at the end of June. The bill is limited and will expire on the 30 September, unless it is extended.

In summary the bill allows:


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