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Should we ‘level up’ social needs?

on 16 June 2021

The government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda will be the focus of this Parliament. Currently, the agenda will not meet people’s expectations and it must involve charities if it is to tackle social needs in the most deprived areas of the UK.


Lessons learnt from working on the EU Settlement Scheme

on 2 June 2021

Unanswered questions remain as EU settlement deadline looms.

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Where can charities work with metro mayors?

By and Leah Davis
on 11 May 2021 , 4 minute read

Voters in eight regions of England have elected metro mayors. As the country rebuilds from the pandemic and the levelling up agenda gathers pace, the charity sector must work with these newly elected mayors.


Interactive databank on charities and Covid-19

on 10 March 2021

Regularly updating data on charities and the coronavirus crisis. Find out more about needs and services in your region. We have built an interactive databank which helps you target your work.

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Which Chancellor will charities get this Budget?

By and Dan Corry
on 24 February 2021 , 3 minute read

Charities and funders will be looking for signs in the upcoming Budget that the economy will recover and that the most vulnerable will be supported. Will we get the Chancellor that is happy to spend? Or the more frugal one? Here's what the sector should watch out for in the Budget.

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Events & Training

Rethink and Rebuild through and beyond Covid-19

On 4 March 2021, 3:00 pm4:30 pm
at Zoom

This event will be an opportunity to hear from some of those in the sector (and outside) who are doing some of this big thinking.


Letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the priorities of the Charity Commission

on 28 January 2021

The appointment of a new chair of the Charity Commission presents an opportunity to rethink the Commission’s priorities. This is our letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlining how we believe the Charity Commission can play a transformative role in the sector.

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Shaping the story of the crisis in 2021

By and Tom Collinge
on 14 January 2021 , 4 minute read

The narrative around this crisis has the potential to be a powerful national story, both for good or for ill. Looking forward to the year ahead, civil society needs to use its voice and harness civic pride to make the story of 2021 a story of hope, compassion and change.

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How we can solve systemic failure in the criminal justice system

By and Theo Clay
on 6 January 2021 , 4 minute read

The pandemic has led to charities being shut out of prisons and prisoners being locked up for 23 hours a day. What’s more, funders feel that change is too hard to achieve in the criminal justice system. Here’s how a systems map could help funders and charities have an impact in prisons.

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Civil society needs a seat at the table: Communities, Covid-19 and Marcus

By and Dan Corry
on 27 November 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities, social enterprises, community organisations and all their funders are crucial to getting us through this crisis. That’s why civil society needs to be given a seat at the table, both in Whitehall and in town halls, and we need to see everyone working together at a local level.

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How charities have reacted to Covid-19

on 27 November 2020

This report uses interviews, focus groups and an online survey of the sector to paint a detailed picture of how Covid-19 is changing charities and what this means for the future. We set out practical recommendations for charities, funders and policymakers.


Baroness Barran: The sector needs ‘better data and transparency’

By Baroness Barran
on 6 October 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Conservative Party is hosting an online annual conference. Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, has authored this blog for NPC on the government's programme for charities.