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Making The Government’s Covid-19 Support Schemes Work Better For Charities

By May 6, 2020National News

NCVO blog by Elizabeth Chamberlain

When the government launched its covid-19 business support measures (opens in a new tab) last month, it quickly became apparent that many of the schemes – despite being open to charities – included design features that would restrict the ability of charities to access the financial support they desperately needed.

The need to address these challenges became even more urgent following the chancellor’s announcement of the £750m charity support package. This amount, although welcome, will not be enough to prevent good charities around the country from closing their doors. Even many that survive will look very different in a few months’ time, with a severely reduced capacity to provide the support that people rely on. In recent weeks, NCVO has been working with the Charity Finance Group and Charity Tax Group to think about how the various support schemes can be made to work better for charities…………

In the rest of this blog she covers an update on each scheme, including the recommendations NCVO have put to government officials, and the positive changes that government has responded with so far.

You can read the full blog here (opens in a new tab)

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