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...

IVAR publishes briefing on challenges faced by VCSE leaders

28 April, 2020 - 14:59


The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has launched its latest briefing paper on the challenges faced by the VCSE during the...

#NeverMoreNeeded charity sector campaign

#NeverMoreNeeded campaign raises awareness of VCSE sector during coronavirus

27 April, 2020 - 15:30


A new social media campaign, #NeverMoreNeeded, has highlighted the increasingly vital role that our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations play in society during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The campaign, which launched just ahead of the BBC's Big...

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.


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...

Coronavirus and the West of England – A voluntary and community sector response

14 April, 2020 - 14:55


The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.


Government reveals £750m aid package for charities

9 April, 2020 - 17:12


We are cautiously optimistic following the UK government’s announcement of £750m worth of aid to charities as part of its response to coronavirus, including £370m allocated to small and medium-sized charities.

Whilst it is...

Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months

7 April, 2020 - 16:34

Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change (DSC).

Thousands of charities were surveyed in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 restrictions...

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...