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A funding cliff edge?

Briefing 4 on the challenges faced by VCSE leaders during the Covid-19 crisis

May 2020

Ben Cairns, Emily Dyson, Liz Firth, Chris Mills


This fourth briefing reflects the experiences of 28 charities shared between 17 and 23 April 2020, and our reflections on the questions and opportunities for funders that this raises.

VCSE leaders are continuing to contend with four main challenges: 


  1. Rising and changing demand for services
  2. People in need remaining ‘off-radar’
  3. Declining unrestricted income
  4. Planning in uncertainty

Read the full series of briefings here


(Briefing 4 - A funding cliff edge - IVAR May 2020 FINAL)

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