Charity shop open after COVID-19

Seasonal and good quality donations will help charity shops succeed as they reopen

11 June, 2020 - 19:29


As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and...

Partnership using DfE emergency charity coronavirus funding announced

5 June, 2020 - 16:24


Barnardos is to launch a new charity partnership to support vulnerable children and young people who are at risk due to COVID-19.

The partnership will be funded using £7 million of the emergency charity sector money...

Disabled people "forgotten by government" say charities

3 June, 2020 - 18:01

The Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) has criticised the government for failing to represent the interests of disabled people.

In a statement, the DCC members say that disabled people are being forgotten by the government and...

Sector bodies call for new data collective

3 June, 2020 - 17:27


A group of sector bodies has proposed the formation of a data collective, with the aim of coordinating efforts to gather and use data in the charity sector.

In a blog post on the Catalyst website, the group states that the...

COVID-19 BAME report Public Health England

Public Health England publishes report on higher COVID-19 rates in BAME population

3 June, 2020 - 17:25


Public Health England has published its report on the disparity between COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population, and in the white or white ethnic population.

The abruptly...

91% of charities expect difficulties in meeting objectives and reduced income

29 May, 2020 - 16:34

Pro Bono Economics has launched its latest survey results, finding that 91% of charities and voluntary organisations expect COVID-19 to have a negative impact on their...

Survey reveals perceptions of grant givers

28 May, 2020 - 17:17

The Grant Givers’ Movement (GGM) has published results from its Sector Pulse Survey.

The survey aims to find:

  • How...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: what you need to know

28 May, 2020 - 16:32

The government has published new legislation that relaxes corporate governance and insolvency law to help organisations under pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020, organisations will be given greater flexibility over things like...

Charity Commission appoints new Chief Operating Officer

27 May, 2020 - 14:34


The Charity Commission has appointed former Staffordshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker, to its newly created Chief Operating Officer Role.

The new post focuses on corporate functions, including HR, finance,...

Volunteers to support public transport network

26 May, 2020 - 19:47


Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by...