NCVO calls for emergency funding as charities report 300% increase in energy bills

Charities are reporting a 300% increase in energy costs which has led some to sell property to stay afloat, the chief executive of NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) has said.

The membership body is calling on charities to get in touch with information about the rising costs, so it can approach the government with the evidence and ask for more support. This lobbying will include urging the government to provide more funding for charities as part of an emergency budget, which it said is likely to be announced in September. It is calling for contracts with charities to be uplifted in line with inflation to cover rising costs and for urgent funding for energy efficiency measures. See more at the Civil Society.