About this event
According to all the economic forecasters, we are soon to get a very major increase in unemployment. We expect real problems in the youth labour market, major issues for the over 50s and a general rise in long term unemployment.
The UK Government recently announced the kind of measures that they intend to introduce to try and address this. Some of this is familiar from previous crises, especially the response to the 2008-10 Financial Crash. Some of it will be different as this crisis is in a number of ways of a different nature.
This event, in partnership with ERSA, will look at what is being proposed by government and ask how the charity sector can play into this agenda, what it needs to do, how it might be remunerated and what independent funders can do to help.
ERSA and NPC have partnered to deliver this virtual roundtable with guest speakers.
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.
How we think the government can encourage a more impactful charity sector, better equipped to help people through the covid-19 crisis, bolster the levelling up agenda and play a leading role in making Britain a stronger and fairer society.
Our recent report shed some light on the government's £750m support package for charities. We highlighted where the money is being spent and which sub-funds are still open to applications but many questions about the government's approach still need answering.
NPC were recently asked by the Gatsby Foundation to look at what the impacts of the coronavirus crisis were on large service delivery charities. For some, the harsh effects are still a daily reality. Many others are worried about the oncoming fallout of this crisis.
In April, the government announced a £750m support package for charities. This report breaks down where that money is being spent and which funds are still open to applications at the time of writing.
At our State of the Sector launch, Baroness Diana Barran, the Minister for Civil Society, introduced the government’s plan to work with charities as the country emerges from Covid-19. Our Policy Manager Tom Collinge unpacks the big talking points.
Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.
Regularly updated 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.
The charity sector is good in a crisis but we now need to start thinking about how we want the future to look. Where are the opportunities for change?
The future will be determined by our appetite for real change and progress. Will we be cautious and shelter in our respective safe spaces? Or will we be bold, and take risks?
The current crisis poses many challenges to charities and funders. One of the most difficult challenges is determining which people and places need extra support. Data can show the places that are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and those that have underlying risk factors.