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What new research tells us about the impact of COVID-19 on charities

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We have long known anecdotally that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on many charities. But as regulator, we needed more concrete data to help us understand how the pandemic has shaped charities so far, and, crucially, to gain a picture of the risks that may lie ahead. To that end, we undertook a project to assess the impacts of COVID-19.

Listening to charities’ experiences of the coronavirus pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a shared experience like no other, but it has also affected everyone - countries, organisations, people - in innumerable different ways. This summer we held a series of roundtable discussions with small and medium-sized charities to hear about their experiences.

Priorities and plans as we emerge from the pandemic

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Charity Commission publishes Annual Report, Business plan and customer survey research. There is much yet to learn about the impact of the pandemic on the charity sector – on charities’ finances, their ways of working, and on the wider economic …

Engaging with controversial or divisive issues - reflections for charities

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People rightly have high expectations of charities, and when their actions cause controversy it is our job to listen carefully to those concerns and take robust action when necessary. So as we conclude the National Trust case today, I’d like …

Barriers to responsible investment - what we learnt from our listening exercise

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In January, the Charity Commission began a listening exercise to help us understand the barriers that may be preventing some charities from investing their assets in a way that is consistent with their purpose and values. A great deal has …