Wednesday 8 July 2020 / 5:48 PM Coronavirus

Rachael Maskell comments on the UK Civil Society Almanac that shows the voluntary sector will shrink due to Coronavirus

Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Charities Minister, commenting on the UK Civil Society Almanac that shows the voluntary sector will shrink due to Coronavirus, said:

“The voluntary and community sector is in crisis. While Government has provided just £750m to fund services in response to Covid-19, fundraising has plummeted.

“We need charities to be at the heart of supporting communities in the midst of this economic and health crisis to reach all in need.

“With income down £12.4bn this year it is time that Government stepped up to help the charity sector and saved the jobs of hundreds of thousands of workers in the sector”.