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The National Trust will furlough about 11,200 staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. The charity said in a statement that 80 per cent of its approximately 14,000 staff would be furloughed because of a loss of revenue caused by the charity’s closure of its attractions amid the Covid-19 crisis. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme enables
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(New York, NY — April 1, 2020) Today, CARE and the International Rescue Committee published a Rapid Gender Assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic based on secondary data analysis undertaken between 12-20 March, 2020. The analysis was undertaken to explore the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and highlights the ways in which women, girls
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The government has failed to work sufficiently closely with the charity sector on a coronavirus rescue package and is treating the ongoing financial crisis in the sector as an “academic exercise”, the chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has told MPs. Speaking in a virtual meeting of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Catalyst Housing has awarded Oxford charity Leys Community Development Initiative (Leys CDI) £20,000 in anchor match funding to help future proof the vital facility. The Blackbird Leys-based charity is trying to raise £73,000 to tackle poverty, deprivation and social isolation in the local community, and the demand for these essential services has grown as the
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A local politician has raised fears that small charities will be excluded from the government’s £10,000 small business grants scheme, aimed at supporting organisations through the coronavirus outbreak. The government had announced that small businesses would be eligible for grant funding of £10,000 to help them weather the Covid-19 pandemic. But a letter from Richard
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(New York March 26, 2020) – CARE’s analysis of INFORM Global Risk Index data has found that the world’s ‘highest risk’ countries have three times higher exposure to epidemics, such as COVID-19, but also have a six times higher risk in terms of their access to healthcare compared to the world’s lowest risk countries. Somalia, Central African
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The Charity Finance Group and the Small Charities Coalition have called on the government to rethink its small business grant fund after it emerged that small charities would not be eligible. The government had announced that small businesses would be eligible for grant funding of £10,000 to help them weather the Covid-19 pandemic. But only businesses that
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An appeal for volunteers to support the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak that was launched yesterday evening has reached 170,000 sign-ups overnight. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, last night announced the move to recruit 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS. The volunteers are being asked to help the NHS support the 1.5 million people who
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Press Release Newbury, Berkshire, 24th March 2020 – Local charity Greenham Trust will match any donations made by the public and local businesses via its online appeal up to a huge sum of £100,000! This will generate a fund of £200,000 to be distributed through local charitable and voluntary organisations that are offering support to
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The supermarket Asda has donated £5m to the food charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust to help meet demand for basic supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. The donation will help both charities deal with an expected significant increase in demand in the weeks ahead caused by the ramifications of the spread of Covid-19, the supermarket
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The National Citizen Service Trust narrowly missed its participation targets, the latest accounts show. The trust’s accounts for 2018/19, which were published yesterday, show that 99,674 government-funded participants took part in NCS programmes in the 2018 calendar year, against a target of 100,000. The total number of summer programme participants was 85,938, against a target
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