Leaders of 36 VCSE organisations sign statement pledging to dismantle racism in the sector

19 June, 2020 - 13:15

Leaders from 36 national VCSE umbrella bodies, have signed a joint statement on the problem of race inequality in society and the sector and the impact this...

Charitable giving drops to its lowest level in 10 years

19 June, 2020 - 12:29


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


New research indicates community organisations should lead the post-pandemic recovery

17 June, 2020 - 19:26

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.

Published by Locality, “...

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Black Lives Matter and the imperative to end racial discrimination and inequality

15 June, 2020 - 12:54


The Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bristol recently amplified the message from the Black community that systemic racial discrimination and inequality must end, and end now.  Many people from Black and Asian communities in Bristol have been...

Charity shop open after COVID-19

Seasonal and good quality donations will help charity shops succeed as they reopen

11 June, 2020 - 19:29


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...

Partnership using DfE emergency charity coronavirus funding announced

5 June, 2020 - 16:24


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...

Disabled people "forgotten by government" say charities

3 June, 2020 - 18:01

The Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) has criticised the government for failing to represent the interests of disabled people.

In a statement, the DCC members say that disabled people are being forgotten by the government and...

Sector bodies call for new data collective

3 June, 2020 - 17:27


A group of sector bodies has proposed the formation of a data collective, with the aim of coordinating efforts to gather and use data in the charity sector.

In a blog post on the Catalyst website, the group states that the...

COVID-19 BAME report Public Health England

Public Health England publishes report on higher COVID-19 rates in BAME population

3 June, 2020 - 17:25


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.

The abruptly...

91% of charities expect difficulties in meeting objectives and reduced income

29 May, 2020 - 16:34

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...