From Jules Sebelin, Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development:
We welcome the government’s latest announcement to provide £750million of funding to the charity sector as a starting point. It’s reassuring that the important and vital work being done by charities at this time is being recognised and we hope to see Nottingham’s frontline charities benefit from this financial support. However, we know there is still work to be done to ensure that smaller organisations' voices are heard and that provision is fairly distributed across local communities.
We’re keeping in close contact with national voluntary infrastructure organisations at this time and are feeding into important discussions to share our knowledge of Nottingham’s voluntary and community sector and ensure that the areas where help is needed the most are mapped.
We will continue to voice the sector’s concerns, at a local and national level, and work alongside our partners to raise issues so that application processes are clear, enabling a fair share of funds to come to the smaller organisations in most need. As always, we will share further details from our discussions, as soon as we're able to.
We want to hear from you
How is the coronavirus crisis affecting your organisation? We're looking to find out about the financial impact COVID-19 is having on Nottingham's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. Please get in touch to let us know the financial issues your organisation is facing and the specific areas you've identified where funding is most required.
This information is being gathered on a rolling basis to feedback to national infrastructure organisations NAVCA and NCVO, so they can lobby the government for further financial support.
Please share your thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject heading 'Funding' when you contact me.