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We champion the voice of the fundraising sector, making sure the needs and priorities of our members are represented in our work with media and governments across the UK.

Supporting fundraising through coronavirus

We know what a challenging time it is to be a fundraiser, with charities suffering steep and unprecedented declines in income. While fundraisers have been responding with new, creative, innovative campaigns and partnerships, we have been working hard as your membership body to try to ensure that we get the right support from government and that the voices of fundraising charities are heard.

What have we been doing?


Together with sector partners we launched the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign to make sure charities’ voices are heard and raise awareness of the work they are doing to help the country come through the crisis and recovery.

The government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not for profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on charities, for the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better. And we’ll all continue to rely on charities’ expertise and experience in the recovery effort that lies ahead.


Researching the impact of the crisis

To be able to provide robust data to inform government on financial impact, we launched research, partnering with NCVO and CFG to understand how coronavirus will impact charities, their services and their incomes. The results reflect the urgent new situation charities face.

Be part of our monthly tracker

We've joined with Pro Bono Economic and CFG for this monthly tracker on the impact of COVID-19 on the charity sector.
Make your voice heard

The government urgently needs to review and enhance its emergency support for charities, with a further bespoke package of support, an extension to the Job Retention Scheme that specifically supporting those charitable activities which are still unable to take place, or both.

Peter Lewis, CEO Chartered Institute Fundraising

Restarting fundraising safely

We've been working with the Fundraising Regulator, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, to give fundraisers the support they need to ensure that when fundraising activities are restarted they are both safe and compliant with social distancing measures. 

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