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Charity funding in a changing world
Covid-19 has exacerbated a financial squeeze for the third sector. Scope speaks with Kate Beggs, from the National Lottery Community Fund, about the changing face of funding.
Tax the rich – even just a bit more
Modern economics is hampered by politics. This has huge ramifications for Covid-19 recovery and, longer-term, for society, poverty and the third sector.
Dormant accounts to support active needs
The new Dormant Accounts Fund aims to boost third sector sustainability. Scope speaks with Kate Beggs, Director of the National Lottery Community Fund NI, about charities becoming more robust.
Westminster needs to prioritise replacing EU funding
The delay – or complete absence – of a consultation on the planned UK Shared Prosperity Fund is not encouraging. Perhaps this week will bring some news.
Covid-19 support again puts charities in a bind
Throughout the pandemic, Westminster has not responded to the needs of community and voluntary organisations or the people they serve. That needs to change.
Covid-19 and charities: the thorny path to recovery
NICVA’s latest Covid-19 Impact Survey shows the immense impact of the pandemic on the local third sector and its ability to deliver services. Significant statutory help is needed. It won’t be provided without making a good case.
Fund raising: brilliant innovation in the face of adversity
The many charities who rely on corporate and individual donations and charity shops for much of their revenue were left reeling when Covid-19 hit.
The fallout from Covid-19 will squeeze communities in a time of need
It is unsurprising – but still disappointing – that the pandemic could force the work done by charities shrink while demand for that work rises.
Tough decisions ahead for both the Communities Minister and the third sector
Many NI charities are struggling financially The Covid-19 Charities Fund will help some but not all. Scope speaks with the Willowfield Parish Community Association, whose experience is emblematic of wider worries.
To protect vulnerable people during the pandemic, massive change is possible
Older people are perhaps affected more than any other group by Covid-19, directly and indirectly. Scope speaks with Age NI about the needs of our older population, and how they changed their service model almost overnight.
NI charities and digital – a doubly slow change of approach
The third sector in NI is lagging behind other areas in its approach to digital. However, even in the rest of the UK the pace of change is sluggish.
Volunteering is good for you
It’s Volunteers’ Week. Scope takes a look at how people sacrifice their time for a good cause, why this is important – and also rewarding.
Trading places: cash, online money and charitable donations
NICVA’s latest Individual Giving Survey was published this week. As society moves away from cash, so do donors – sort of.
The public view of charities: could do better
The links between trust in charities and the level of donations are not clear cut – but they are there. Fostering goodwill is vital for fundraising and generating other support.