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NCVO: “Every day counts” for charities

Charities across the country are facing imminent collapse as fundraising income dries up, charity leaders warn. Charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, but warned today that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would start to close their doors as soon as next week.

With charity shops closed and fundraising events and activity cancelled, reserves depleted and demand for services increasing, charities are having to make immediate decisions about their financial viability.

Charity sector bodies have made initial estimates that charities will miss out on a minimum of £4.3bn of income over the coming 12 weeks. Many will also face increased costs as part of their role in tackling the outbreak. Many charities would normally expect to make significant proportions of their income from public fundraising events in spring and summer.

Charities have asked for various commitments from the government. You can read about them and see the full press release here – www.ncvo.org.uk

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