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Setting your charity’s reserves policy through and beyond Covid-19

on 25 November 2020 , 4 minute read

Reserves are meant for a rainy day, and Covid-19 is undoubtedly such a day. What types of reserves should a charity hold and how should trustees handle them in the current climate?

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What do we mean by mutual aid?

By and Tom Collinge
on 3 November 2020 , 3 minute read

As England enters another lockdown, we may see another spontaneous up-swell of mutual aid. What do we know about mutual aid groups and can they help us tackle some of our biggest social problems?

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Up for it, and up to it?

By and Dan Corry
on 14 October 2020

NPC CEO Dan Corry's speech at our 2020 annual conference.

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How philanthropists and businesses can tackle domestic violence

By Lyndsey​ Dearlove
on 30 September 2020 , 4 minute read

Domestic violence has become more prevalent and harder to fight because of lockdown. We spoke with the charity Hestia about their employer-focussed response and how philanthropists and corporates can help.

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Where now for the sector?

By and Dan Corry
on 23 September 2020 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has held up a great big mirror to the massive social inequalities that beset our nation. At this year's NPC Ignites, we will discuss how charities can tackle them.

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How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

By and Tom Collinge
on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

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.

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How can trustees build resilience through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis?

By and Abigail Rose
on 24 August 2020 , 4 minute read

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.

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Has Covid-19 really ended homelessness?

on 10 August 2020 , 3 minute read

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.

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What have we learnt from the Covid-19 volunteering boom?

By and Dan Corry
on 3 August 2020 , 3 minute read

The recent increase in volunteering is very heart warming. We need a critical reflection on what has worked and what has not during this crisis.

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How can funders rebalance power during the Covid-19 crisis?

on 7 July 2020 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has challenged the charity and grant-making sectors to do better. What can funders do to rebalance power dynamics during and beyond Covid-19? We’re encouraging funders to rebalance power by better understanding yourself, your grantees, and your goals.

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Has the government ‘bailed out’ the charity sector?

By and Tom Collinge
on 23 June 2020 , 3 minute read

Our recent report shed some light on the government's £750m support package for charities. We highlighted where the money is being spent and which sub-funds are still open to applications but many questions about the government's approach still need answering.

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Behind the figures

By and Theo Clay
on 18 June 2020 , 4 minute read

NPC were recently asked by the Gatsby Foundation to look at what the impacts of the coronavirus crisis were on large service delivery charities. For some, the harsh effects are still a daily reality. Many others are worried about the oncoming fallout of this crisis.

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