Government must embrace and work with the charity sector to have a chance of achieving a rehabilitation revolution, argues new NPC research on the voluntary sector’s contribution in criminal justice.
NPC welcomes the ‘Stronger charities for a stronger society’ report from the Lords Select Committee on Charities, which takes up a number of our recommendations, though there are areas were the Committee could have done more.
NPC welcomes the inclusion of charities in the UK Digital Strategy, but pushes for further integration. NPC’s Patrick Murray and Tris Lumley follow up their response to the government’s Digital Strategy with a brief statement.
NPC announces the launch of £1.8 million in grant funding available to charities and social enterprises over the next year and a half through the Impact Management Programme.
Faith-based charities are ‘unappreciated’ and are sometimes ‘viewed with suspicion’, according to new NPC research which collected extensive data over an 18-month period. More than a quarter of charities in England and Wales have an association with faith, raising £16.3bn annually for their work in the sector, and there are misconceptions around faith-based charities which need to be addressed.
There is a strong tradition of partnership between ACF and NPC, which has already produced valuable resources for ACF’s members. We look forward to having a good relationship with its new CEO as a critical friend.
We’re keen to ensure ongoing relationships with ACEVO, so we can work together to help charities make the greatest impact possible.
‘There is much to welcome in the new Charity Governance Code…the big question is what weight can the Charity Commission throw behind it to get boards to up their game?’
Effective use of data can help funders dramatically improve their impact, NPC research has found.
The top 20 health charities receive 40 times the voluntary income of education charities and young people are missing out as a result, according to new analysis by think tank NPC.