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One in three charities won’t return to the office after pandemic, survey finds

Nearly a third of charity leaders do not do not plan to reopen their offices at the end of the coronavirus crisis, a survey of 500 individuals has found. The majority of respondents also said that their staff and volunteers were … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder to appeal charity status of LGB Alliance stands at over £50,000

A crowdfunder, set up earlier this week to appeal the Charity Commission’s decision to award charity status to the LGB Alliance, has now raised more than £50,000. A number of LGBTQ+ charities announced that they had joined forces to appeal the decision. … Continue reading

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Artists call for reforms to Chinese art charity ‘entrenched’ in racism

Artists of Chinese heritage say they have lost faith in a gallery where there is an “entrenched acceptance of racist attitudes” and urged funders to withdraw support. In a paper setting out concerns about the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) the … Continue reading

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Volunteer resource from Covid-19 must be permanently embedded, says report

The volunteer resource available during Covid-19 must be permanently embedded into the NHS and social care, says a new report. This will help to deliver on proposed government health care reforms and achieve better outcomes for communities, it adds. Volunteering, … Continue reading

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BAME-led social enterprises face barriers to social investment

Black and ethnic minority social entrepreneurs face “clear structural barriers” to accessing finance, an event heard yesterday. Speaking to the Commission on Social Investment, Henry Baptiste, director of Pathways Housing Solutions, said that investors need to be more flexible when … Continue reading

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NSPCC and Esmée Fairbairn chief executives receive high awards in New Year Honours list

Peter Wanless, of NSPCC, was knighted and Caroline Mason, from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, was awarded a damehood, in the New Year Honours list. The annual list was published by the Cabinet Office on 31 December recognising the contribution people have made … Continue reading

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Better use of data will help improve charities’ relationship with government, leaders say

Charities need to gather better data and then use it to tell stories that engage in order to influence policy makers, sector leaders said yesterday. Rita Chadha, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, and Sarah Vibert, director of public … 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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56% of charities expect to see demand for services rise

Nearly half of charities in England have been forced to reduce the services they provide during the coronavirus crisis, according to a survey. The data, collected by NCVO and academics in Nottingham and Sheffield, shows that more than half of charities … Continue reading

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How can taking an age-friendly approach to volunteering help charities in the context of coronavirus?

We’ve all heard about how many older people have been required to stay at home during the Covid-19 crisis and have needed help from neighbours with shopping, fetching prescriptions and socially distanced company. But we’ve heard a lot less about … Continue reading

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