Collapse in charity provision looms at moment of greatest need

The £10 billion charity funding gap created by coronavirus is putting an “alarming proportion” of jobs and services in the firing line in the social sector. That’s according to the latest Charity Sector Tracker published today by Pro Bono Economics, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group. The survey of 455 charities found that 19% have already made redundancies, and that 23% plan to make further cutbacks once the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end. That number jumps to 44% among the UK’s…

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Chartered Institute of Fundraising honours Sir Lenny Henry with a Special Recognition in Fundraising Award

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has awarded Sir Lenny Henry with the Special Recognition in Fundraising Award for his contribution to fundraising with Comic Relief and in recognition of his continued role in championing diversity and inclusion across the creative arts. The award recognises and thanks Lenny for his incredible fundraising over the decades. He was the co-founder of Comic Relief in response to the famine in Ethiopia in 1985, and most recently fronted the Big Night In, the television fundraiser during the coronavirus crisis. Lenny is also an energetic…

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Charities are facing a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Charity Finance Group (CFG) say that charities are facing a huge predicted loss to their income as they continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and continued social distancing measures. The analysis comes following the publication today of the results of a recent survey of charities reporting financial loss and reforecasting of income for the year ahead. On average, respondents to that survey reported that they were expecting a reduction of 24% to their total income for the year, which…

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