From Civil Society
The charity sector is in “serious trouble” and needs to reprioritise its role in building social capital in communities, Karl Wilding said yesterday.
He was speaking during a panel about voluntary action, the state and welfare provision, which was organised by Third Sector Research Centre and Health Services Management Centre University of Birmingham.
Wilding, chief executive of NCVO, said the pandemic has exposed both the sector’s strengths and weaknesses, and that “decades worth of sector change has been squeezed into six months”.
Ongoing restrictions on trading and fundraising prompted Wilding to warn: “I think our sector is in serious trouble.”
Wilding also emphasised the importance of charities and policymakers learning the right lessons from the pandemic.