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

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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Events & Training

NPC Asks: Dame Louise Casey

On 2 December 2020, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
at Zoom

Dame Louise Casey will join us to share her thoughts on the opportunities for the social sector and the role it can play in tackling inequalities, through and beyond the crisis.

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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.

Blogs

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.

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Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 1 October 2020

Regularly updating and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders. We have built an interactive dashboard which shows the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity—which may put them at risk.

Blogs

Where now for the sector?

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.

Events & Training

The EU settlement scheme: Legal concerns and the role of campaigning in protecting EU citizens

On 8 December 2020, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
at Zoom

This webinar, the last in the series, will explore the legal implications of the EU settlement scheme, and the role advocacy and campaigning can play in protecting EU citizens’ rights.

Blogs

Rachael Maskell MP: ‘Pound, power and partnerships’ for the charity sector

By Rachael Maskell MP
on 21 September 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Labour Party is hosting an online annual conference. Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Minister for the Voluntary and Community Sector, has authored this blog for NPC on Labour’s programme for charities.

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How can charities help fight rising unemployment?

on 28 August 2020 , 5 minute read

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?

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What does Labour think of charities?

on 27 August 2020 , 5 minute read

What would Starmerism mean for charities? Our recent NPC debate, the second in our Future of Charity series, was our first chance to find out.

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Place-based approaches, collaboration and working on future issues in response to Covid-19

By Clare Wightman
on 13 August 2020 , 4 minute read

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.

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Getting charities up the (conservative) policy agenda

on 30 July 2020 , 7 minute read

We were grateful to have Danny Kruger and Charlotte Pickles virtually join us to discuss how charities can rise up the government agenda, and explore how current thinking in conservatism squares with that in the sector. Here’s a recap of a few of the big questions we debated.

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