Last week ACEVO and other membership bodies launched the #EveryDayCounts campaign. Through this campaign, we are asking the government to provide emergency funding that will keep charities alive and enable them to continue to serve their communities.
However, despite regular engagement with officials and some amazing support from MPs and peers of all political parties, our understanding is that this is not enough. We have been told that our case is not sufficiently strong to convince the chancellor of our need. So I am writing to ask for your help.
We are being asked for a list of charities which will be in significant financial difficulties within the next few weeks if the chancellor does not act to support the work of the sector.
Any case studies would be incredibly helpful but we believe that framing the situation within the narrative of protecting the NHS will strongly resonate, so in particular we would like to hear from those of you whose work supports the NHS, however broadly – eg hospices/end of life care, mental health, medical support charities, carers etc.
Lloyds Foundation of Llyods Bank has got together with its partners (one being ACEVO) and just issued a letter for MPs that we might all want to sign and forward click here to fill in a template to send to your MP and here for more information. You can also share what you are doing in response to covid 19 and how the pandemic has affected your charity on Twitter, click here . You can also get more support from Lloyds here