Statisticians for Society widens criteria for eligible charities

The RSS Statisticians for Society initiative, which links volunteer statisticians to charities will, for a short time, be able to assist more charities who need help gathering evidence for grants and fundraising, implementing new services and understanding the effect of Covid-19 on their communities.

The National Lottery, which backs the initiative, has given us permission to temporarily increase the income criterion for Statisticians for Society from £500k to £1 million.

The Society requested relaxing the criteria to help more charity sector organisations who have been greatly impacted by the pandemic, many of which would not be able to afford the cost of bringing in statistical experts at a time when they need it most.

Rob Mastrodomenico, who chairs the Statisticians for Society Scoping Committee, said: ‘With so many charities being badly impacted by the pandemic, we hope this widening of our criteria means Statisticians for Society will be able to help more third sector organisations gather the evidence they need to fundraise – and therefore help more communities affected by Covid.’

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