Government committee describes emergency charity funding as “too little, too late”

6 May, 2020 - 17:28

 

A Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has criticised the government for failing to adequately support UK charities in the face of plunging incomes and rising demand for the sector.

In particular the...


DFID announces "last resort" relief for aid suppliers

5 May, 2020 - 16:24

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...


VCSE sector's contribution to economy "undervalued"

4 May, 2020 - 17:37

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

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CTG asks government to give unspent coronavirus grants to charities

30 April, 2020 - 17:51

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 ...


50% trading income restriction lifted for charities applying for COVID-19 loans

30 April, 2020 - 15:28

 

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...


Make your organisation’s voice heard in Westminster

29 April, 2020 - 15:47

 

There will be several opportunities for VCSE organisations to have their voices heard over their future and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

First, the House of Lords will be debating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on...


No additional emergency funding for charities

28 April, 2020 - 15:56

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...


Charities urge Chancellor to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation

24 April, 2020 - 16:10

 

More than 60 charity leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation.

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Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance in response to coronavirus appeals

22 April, 2020 - 17:13

 

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

The guidance has been...


Council tax reduction scheme available to those with coronavirus-related financial difficulties

7 April, 2020 - 15:28

 

Bristol City Council has reaffirmed its support for those struggling to pay their council tax during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the council already offered reductions to those who might be...


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