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...

Nearly 9 out of 10 BAME micro and small community organisations may close due to COVID-19

5 May, 2020 - 17:07


A new report from the Ubele Initiative has found that almost 90% of micro and small community organisations led by people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds could be forced to close if the COVID-19 crisis continues until June 2020. ...

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.


Government publishes more details on emergency funding for sector

4 May, 2020 - 17:05

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...

No changes to Job Retention Scheme despite charity calls

1 May, 2020 - 17:46


Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, has confirmed that no changes will be made to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, despite calls from the sector to reform it....

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 ...

Report addresses strategy and governance in foundations

30 April, 2020 - 16:26

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a report on the importance of strategic thinking and governance in charitable foundations.


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...

Giving Tuesday Now - 5 May 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow to be held on Tuesday 5 May 2020

29 April, 2020 - 16:48


The makers of Giving Tuesday, a global charity awareness drive that takes place every November, have announced that 5 May 2020 will be taken over by #GivingTuesdayNow: a special extra edition of Giving Tuesday, in light of the challenges that charitable organisations of...