Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund opening for applications on Friday 22nd May

21 May, 2020 - 12:42

The Government's new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications on Friday 22nd May at 10am. £200million of funding will be available primarily for small to medium organisations in England, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Further details, including...

NPC publishes State of the Sector results

20 May, 2020 - 17:22


New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has published recent results from its State of the Sector programme.

The results have been released earlier than originally intended, in order to assist understanding of the role of charities...

COVID-19 emergency funding update

20 May, 2020 - 15:47


More information has been made available on how the government’s £750 million package of support for the charity sector is being distributed, as well as how organisations can apply for it.

  • £370 million has been...

Charity Commission focuses on misuse of restricted funds during pandemic

13 May, 2020 - 17:49


The Charity Commission has published new guidance to examiners urging them to be vigilant for...

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....