Coronavirus: Response to DCMS report on impact charity sector

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Responding to DCMS report on the impact of Covid-19 on charity and voluntary sector in the UK, Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising said:

The DCMS report makes a strong case for Government to take further steps that we have been calling for to provide support for charities. Every day of this crisis the need for charity services increases, yet their financial position becomes more fragile.

 

While we support the Committee's focus on smaller charities,  it is not just smaller charities that are struggling to maintain services. An enhanced government package should include essential support to medium & large charities struggling to maintain services. We also believe there should be a specific focus on supporting BAME organisations who support BAME communities, and who have been disproportionately impacted by the crisis.

We need Government action to take these measures now to safeguard the future of those services that so many people and communities rely on. We will continue to make the case to Government on behalf of those charities that are never more needed.

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