Policy

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Dan Corry
Blogs

Which Chancellor will charities get this Budget?

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.

NPC Ignites
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.

Resources

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.

Resources

Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 27 January 2021

Regularly updating data on charities and the coronavirus crisis. We have built an interactive databank which shows charity demand data and the places most affected by Covid-19, highlighting local areas that have underlying factors which may put them at risk.

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Blogs

Shaping the story of the crisis in 2021

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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Blogs

How we can solve systemic failure in the criminal justice system

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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Dan Corry
Blogs

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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Resources

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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Dan Corry
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.

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.

Dan Corry
Blogs

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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