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Save UK Charities

Charities play a vital role in communities across the UK. But at this time of crisis — when they are needed most — many are experiencing a sharp drop in income. This is harming their ability to support people during the crisis and threatens their survival.

We’re asking government to enact two simple ideas to help them continue to deliver services and rebuild their finances.

The signatories represent 900+ employees, 16,000 volunteers and £80m annual spending. They work across youth support, health and well-being, life-saving, animals, community development and more. The diversity reflects the impact that the crisis is having on charities of all shapes and sizes.


Covid community responses

  • Half of small firms haven’t sought Covid-19 advice, leading Small Business Britain to launch ‘The Big Support’. More info via EnterpriseNation.
  • Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is giving $1bn to fund Covid-19 relief and tracking all grants using a public spreadsheet. Read more on Twitter.
  • TechLondonAdvocates has built a Coronavirus resource hub that includes a directory of 40 leading experts who have offered their time to provide free advice.