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An update on our influencing work, government policy and funding announcements.
To stay up to date with what’s happening in parliament and how it might impact charities, see our regular inside track round-up.
New regulations are going to be introduced to improve the energy performance of buildings. This could have an impact on both charity landlords and tenants.
We welcome measures to improve building efficiency. This is an important step to address climate change and help manage energy bills. However, it’s important for us to know if charities need support.
We want to hear from you if:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re working closely with ERSA and a coalition of over 35 employment and skills organisations to influence the delivery and future of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF).
The SPF was intended to replace EU structural funding but has left significant gaps in services. This is due to delayed introduction, much shorter timescales, and much lower levels of funding.
If your organisation has experience delivering EU-funded or SPF-funded services, we want to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com.
The Autumn Statement will be announced on 22 November.
We’re working with the Civil Society Group, including Charity Finance Group, to make a submission to the Treasury.
Charities are an essential part of our public services system. However, many organisations are finding it harder and harder to deliver these services. This is because inflation is quickly outstripping the value of grants and contracts.
We recently launched a survey to gather data from the sector. Thank you to everyone who took part ‒ we received more than 300 responses.
We’re now analysing the results and will publish our findings later this year. We’ll use the results to make the case to government for fully funding the services communities rely on.
We recently submitted evidence to the Treasury Committee inquiry on repayable finance for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
We argued that repayable finance won’t be right for all charities and voluntary organisations. But in cases where it could help increase capacity and impact, organisation should be able to access finance that meets their needs.
We called on government to improve voluntary organisations’ access to finance by:
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