Recession Proofing

The Government has announced its action plan ‘Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises’ to help the sector deal with the recession. Read more about this initiative on the Charity Finance website.

The Office of the Third Sector’s own summary can also be found here. The Cabinet Office is also to set up a short-term task force to investigate how the third sector and the private sector can work together to help those affected by the recession.
  • Capacitybuilders has confirmed details of a million pounds of investment that will be distributed to local support organizations as an immediate response to the recession. See here for more details.
  • Acevo (the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) has published a special supplement ‘Surviving the Economic Downturn – A Charity’s Guide’. This is a compilation of advice from key experts in the fields of HR, fundraising, and finance, which can be downloaded here
  • The Local Government Association and NCVO have jointly published ‘Backing Communities: Local Solutions’, to highlight some of the positive ways in which local authorities can work with voluntary and community organizations in response to the recession. Download the document here.

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