Category Archives: National News

Respond, recover, reset: the voluntary sector and COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a major impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE). Demand has gone up and income down, leaving some organisations “fighting for survival”, as they try to navigate the challenges that the pandemic has thrown at … Continue reading

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Give communities more power over local assets and a £2bn support fund, report urges

Community groups should be given greater power over local assets and a £2bn Community Wealth Fund should be set up to support local devolution, according to a new report. Renewing Neighbourhood Democracy, published by the think tank Localis, sets out measures … Continue reading

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The King’s Fund – Population health global summit

Population health global summit The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the deep inequalities and stark differences in health that exist between different population groups and areas of England. There are many factors that affect people’s health and wellbeing, and traditional health … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunites

The National Lottery Community Fund – The New Infrastructure Programme Strengthening and renewing infrastructure to be fit for the future We’ll give between 8 and 10 infrastructure organisations a package of funding, combined with on-site coaching and expertise provided by a Design … Continue reading

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Online training from NCVO

NCVO have launched their new accessible, interactive eLearning course on the roles and duties of trustees. The self-study eLearning courses can fit around your schedule and priorities as you can study at your own pace, at any time. They have also launched their … Continue reading

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Dozens of voluntary sector leaders back Barnardo’s after ‘white privilege’ storm

Dozens of voluntary sector leaders have given their backing to Barnardo’s and its chief executive Javed Khan after the charity’s work to tackle white privilege was met with racist abuse. The charity faced a flood of racist comments after it … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Society update

Coronavirus Community Support Fund awarded to 8,250 charities Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today confirmed that the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) has been fully allocated, with 8,250 small and medium organisations receiving grants. The money has helped a wide range … Continue reading

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Globally civil society stepped up during the pandemic, but often unrecognised

Civil society organisations around the world responded in a “rapid and vital” way to the pandemic, but this was largely unacknowledged by governments, according to a report. A global alliance for civil society organisations, Civicus, published Solidarity in the time of … Continue reading

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‘Forgotten’ charities need government funding for second lockdown, says shadow minister

Charities must receive an urgent financial support package, Rachael Maskell Labour MP for York Central has said. Over the weekend Boris Johnson announced a second lockdown for England, which is expected to come into effect on Thursday and remain in place … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Society Update

Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer Covid-19 is having a major impact on the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VSCE) sector. Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam and NCVO have begun a monthly barometer survey to track the impact of Covid-19 on … Continue reading

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