Policy - NPC

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What does the UK Shared Prosperity Fund mean for charities?

on 12 May 2022 , 1 minute read

What the UKSPF means for the voluntary sector, how they can get involved in it, and how we can ensure that existing projects do not lose out on funding before 2024.

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Full cost recovery in VCSE contracts

on 6 May 2022

Research into the experiences of Kent County Council’s VCSE partners in public service commissioning.


What does the cost of living crisis mean for charities?

By Richard Sagar
on 29 April 2022 , 3 minute read

The charity sector is not immune from the cost of living crisis. In this guest blog, Richard Sagar of the Charity Finance Group sets out what the crisis means for charities and says that they will be expected to do more with less.

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Events & Training

The cost of living crisis: can charities be the only safety net?

On 6 June 2022, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
at Zoom

At this event we will hear from organisations perspectives on the current crisis, what wider changes we need to see for charities to be able to continue to serve their communities, and what role charities have in bringing those changes about.

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Charities, Child Q and the Inclusive Britain report

By Alba Kapoor
on 27 April 2022 , 3 minute read

The government released its Inclusive Britain plan two days after the details of Child Q’s case were released. In this guest blog, Alba Kapoor of the Runnymede Trust says charities and funders must scrutinise these proposals and recognise that they don't go far enough.

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Briefing: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund

on 17 March 2022

In this analysis, we investigate The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the largest of the flagship Levelling Up funds yet to start allocating, and why we’re facing a cliff edge where support for employability skills could suddenly end.

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Systems change for people experiencing multiple disadvantage

on 2 March 2022

What have we learned about the system and how it can change?

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Listen – The Levelling Up agenda

on 20 February 2022

Recorded for Charity Chat: The Levelling Up agenda and how charities should be getting involved.


Listen: The Levelling Up white paper

on 18 February 2022

Leah Davis chats with Rebecca Cooney and Alina Martin on the Third Sector podcast.

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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.

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Local needs databank

on 9 February 2022

The tool that helps you better understand needs and charity work across the UK.

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Grading the levelling up White Paper: Shows promise but room for improvement

By and Theo Clay
on 4 February 2022 , 4 minute read

The White Paper sets out an ambitious and positive framework for action on ‘levelling up’—but has less on the resources necessary to make it happen.