Charities ‘powered far more’ by people and communities than government

The voluntary sector has shifted over the past decade to become “powered far more” by people and communities than the state, NCVO has claimed. Earlier this week, Scouts hosted a roundtable with cross sector and party representatives at the Labour Party conference to discuss how the state can empower civil society to recover from Covid-19 and reduce inequalities. Among the participants was Alex Farrow, director of influencing and engagement at NCVO, who argued that there has been a shift over the last 12 years in terms of how the charity sector is funded. Meanwhile, Leigh Middleton, chief executive officer of National Youth Agency, warned that charities have “lost the ability to recruit volunteers”. – See more at The Civil Society News