Debates - NPC

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Why we’ve raised a charity bond to drive transformative impact in early years education and care

By Samantha Creme
on 22 June 2022 , 4 minute read

The London Early Years Foundation has launched a £1.5m charity bond. Why did they choose to finance their next phase of growth this way?

NPC Ignites
Events & Training

In conversation with Josh MacAlister: Chair of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

On 13 July 2022, 12:30 pm1:30 pm
at Zoom

The event will explore the findings of the review and their implications for the charity sector.


The value of assessing ‘value for money’

on 3 May 2022 , 5 minute read

Is it helpful to assess whether charities provide value for money? Learn about our experience conducting a value for money assessment of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF).

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Improving the relationship between charities and government

By and Theo Clay
on 15 February 2022

Relationships are hard, but we’ve invested far too much to give up now. Maybe with a little better communication, we can both see the bigger picture and remember why we got together in the first place.


Seeking social justice: People, power, and the law

By and Mushfik Khan
on 7 January 2022 , 4 minute read

One of the most fundamental functions of the law should be to protect the rights of individuals. How can charities use the power of the law to seek social justice and achieve their campaign goals?


Is the government on track to level up social needs?

By and Leah Davis
on 5 November 2021 , 4 minute read

The government is starting to recognise that its 'levelling up' agenda must also invest in communities and people. However, charities need to coordinate their advocacy and continue to make a strong case for investing in social needs.

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Will Sunak’s Spending Review choose to pursue happiness?

By and Dan Corry
on 25 October 2021 , 3 minute read

Over the summer, a rather technical and dry paper emerged from the bowels of the Treasury. The report is about how well-being can inform policy and it could be of profound importance for public policy in the years ahead if its principles are put into practice by the Chancellor.


The voluntary sector’s relationship with government

By Sarah Vibert
on 6 October 2021 , 4 minute read

Sarah Vibert, Interim CEO of NCVO, discusses the ways in which the voluntary sector can work with and influence government. Sarah will be speaking at NPC Ignites 2021.

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How I learned that ‘narrative change’ can bring about social change

By Kate Stanley
on 27 September 2021 , 3 minute read

Kate Stanley, Executive Director of FrameWorks UK, discusses how charities can influence public discourse and bring about social change. Kate will be speaking at NPC Ignites 2021.

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Embracing radical change in the charity sector

By Richard Hawkes
on 19 August 2021 , 4 minute read

Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of the British Asian Trust, discusses how the UK charity sector has performed during the pandemic and sets out why charities must seize this opportunity to radically change. Richard will be speaking at NPC Ignites 2021.

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We need to reimagine care, not just fix it

By Anna Dixon
on 11 August 2021 , 4 minute read

Successive governments have made little progress on much-needed social care reform. With the pandemic exposing the cracks in our care system, we must now reimagine social care.


How to measure the health of the charity sector

By and Tom Collinge
on 22 July 2021 , 4 minute read

With the recent relaxation of Covid-19 regulations in England, can we find a metric that helps us better understand the health of our sector as we enter a world without coronavirus restrictions?