GMCVO submission to DCMS Select Commitee on the imact of Covid-19 on the charity sector

GMCVO along with the GM VCSE Leadership Group have submitted a paper to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee on the impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector.

Key points in the paper include:

  • This is not a uniform sector, and not all charities can do anything covid-related, yet are still essential to their communities long term – they also need support

  • Increased demand

  • Huge loss of income, low levels of reserves, risk to cash flow – loss of organisations expected

  • Business support not suitable / accessible

  • Government package for charities so far is too little, too narrowly targeted, and too slow

  • Organisations are trying to reconfigure activities and services but lack capacity to do this quickly or well

  • There is a significant equalities issue especially re BAME and disabled people’s and carers charities

  • Staff and volunteers working face-to-face with vulnerable groups need access to PPE and testing

You can read the submission in full here.

 

 

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