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At NPC, our goal is to transform the social sector through our research, guidance and debates to increase the positive impact for the people and communities who need it. What would it mean to apply a diversity, equity and inclusion lens such as racial justice to this mission?
We recently analysed the £750m support package for charities. Now that the National Audit Office has released a Covid-19 cost tracker, we take a look at how much government money for charities has actually been spent and what extra funding has likely gone to charities.
Sortified wanted a firmer evidence base to examine local issues, so they commissioned NPC to develop a data set which examined needs at a hyper local level. The data showed how we must challenge perceptions and assumptions, so that we are not targeting support in the wrong places.
We are working with Ipsos MORI, who have been commissioned by The National Lottery Community Fund to evaluate the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
What we learnt from our recent Funder Drop-In on how every charity has a role to play in protecting the environment.
We face a looming unemployment crisis. Urgent action is required and the social sector has to play a part in helping people into work. We know that many charities and funders are eager to help, but what support should they provide?
Trustees need to enable their charities to deliver their mission post-crisis. At a recent NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar, two charity leaders discussed what trustees should now be thinking about, as we move on from the initial Covid-19 crisis and into the recovery.
Funding beyond Covid-19: Which new practices should funders keep and which old ones should they go back to?
As the charity sector emerges from the initial Covid-19 crisis and starts to consider building back better, it’s time for funders to reflect on the changes they made to their grant-making and to decide which of them should remain permanent and which practices must they revert back to.
Grapevine chose to create the space to get ahead on future issues, rather than focusing on emergency response during the pandemic. We must now start to proactively build the economic and social capital needed to take action on the causes of tomorrow’s problems.
The government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, is probably the single most significant homelessness policy shift in the UK for a number of years. Whilst temporarily addressing rough sleeping, there are issues that policymakers, charities and funders must face up to.