Coronavirus: Advice for your organisation 


Volunteering and coronavirus: How you can help

Press releases

Latest research showcases a mixed picture on the time and the availability of volunteers. According to the latest results of the Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer, 40% of the 710 respondents have experienced a decrease in the amount of unpaid time contributed by volunteers since March with just 27% reporting an increase.

NCVO has approached our work on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with integrity and transparency. Following receipt of the report into EDI in NCVO, we shared with staff and spoke publicly. We were open that it had revealed deep-rooted cultural traits, behaviours and practices that are limiting the ability of NCVO to be inclusive, socially just and relevant. We shared how shocked we were by the findings and we also acknowledged publicly that NCVO is a structurally racist organisation and that the same is true for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and disablism. At the time, our chair and CEO apologised to colleagues and outlined clear steps that would be taken to address the very concerning issues raised. The communications to our colleagues in August can be seen here.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) today announced new long-term goals after a year long strategic planning process that included a wide consultation across the sector. 

A new report from NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales highlights ways in which larger and smaller voluntary organisations can support each other in the competitive commissioning environment and collaborate to achieve greater impact for the communities they serve. 

Statement from Karl Wilding

Following the completion of our strategy review and organisational restructure, I am stepping down as CEO of NCVO.

A new report from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), published today, explores what organisations are doing to improve the diversity of their volunteers.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is proposing to cut 22 out of 107 posts as part of a widespread organisational redesign and restructure.

Dr Priya Singh is set to become the new chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, it was announced today.

It is still too early to determine the full extent of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the charity sector’s finances, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) said today, but the voluntary sector will inevitably be smaller in the immediate future at least.

Karl Wilding, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which represents charities, said: 

With charity shops shut and fundraising events cancelled, we estimate charities stand to lose around £4bn in 12 weeks as a result of the crisis. We have been pushing for government support because we know how many people and communities rely on the services charities provide, many of which are now at risk.

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