5 May, 2020

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Development has written to organisations delivering aid on behalf of the department to tell them that they could be paid in advance in order to meet ongoing costs.

In the letter, sent earlier this week, Ms Trevelyan also says that payments would continue in order to support “essential aid programmes. In the note, the minister says:

4 May, 2020

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has published a new report that explores the VCSE sector’s contribution to the UK’s economy.

4 May, 2020

The government has published further information on how its £750 million package of support will be divided amongst the charity sector.

The funding was announced last month and includes and allocation of £360 million that will be distributed to charities directly by government departments.

A further £370 million will be distributed to small charities and in England this will be managed by the National Lottery Community Fund.

30 April, 2020

Charity Tax Group (CTG) has led a group of VCSE sector organisations in calling on the government to divert surplus council coronavirus funding to small charities, reports Civil Society.

30 April, 2020


Registered charities are now exempt from the rule which stipulates that half of their income comes from trading in order to be eligible for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme.

The British Business Bank, which is the body overseeing the scheme, has changed the wording of the scheme’s conditions to say:

The 2020 project was just about to launch two new workstreams as the lockdown descended. A few weeks into the response, it now feels as though we might be ready to start looking further ahead.

Instead of just planning to carry on with the two workstreams previously planned (a social investment fast track and a sustainable business planning stream) it seems to makes sense to take stock first. We know some 2020 organisations have thrown themselves into the emergency response; some are running skeleton operations; some are keen to get back to business development.

Thursday, 14 May, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00
28 April, 2020

The government has refused opposition demands for additional funding for charities.

In parliament yesterday, Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport was asked by shadow DCMS minister, Jo Stevenson MP to commit further funding for the sector.

He said that the government would “do everything that it can to support charities”, but would not commit to additional funding.

22 April, 2020


The Fundraising Regulator has published new guidance on setting up a fundraising appeal.

The guidance has been developed in response to the large number of members of the public seeking to raise funds in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Good Innovation will host a webinar on the future of corporate partnerships, and their untapped potential in light of coronavirus. 

The organisation spoke to the Corporate Partnership Teams of 15 major UK charities to gain their insight. Good Innovation will discuss the barriers and enablers involved in this type of giving. 

If you work with corporate partners as a fundraiser or in service delivery, this webinar is for you. It will take place via Zoom. 

Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

This is a surgery session focusing on giving emergency funding advice to VCSE organisations during COVID-19. This surgery will take place via Zoom and will be run by Voscur's Development Officer & Funding Lead, Jenny Wildblood.

The surgery is running between 10am - 12.30pm and slots are 30 minutes long. Please specify on the booking form which time you would like to book for.

10am - 10.30am

10.40am - 11.10am

Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:30


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