Charities propose sector job-retention scheme and 50% Gift Aid

ThirdSector covers the letter signed by a number of charities asking for more support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A group of enterprise and youth-focused charities has called on the government to provide a charity-specific job-retention scheme and to increase Gift Aid to 50 per cent.

The call was made in an open letter published in the business newspaper City AM yesterday and signed by the leaders of 28 organisations including the Centre for EntrepreneursCity Year UKYoung Enterprise and the Small Charities Coalition.

The letter warns that the £750m package to support charities affected by the coronavirus pandemic, announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak last week, was not enough and urges the government to offer more tailored support.

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