Information for Third Sector Organisations on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

***UPDATE: 22/6/20*** How to Account for Furlough Receipts We have been advised that organisations need to show furlough receipts as ‘Other Income’ when they prepare their annual accounts for the current year.  These are classed as Government grants, rather than payments that are off-set against salaries and wages, and should not be included in operating […]

COVID19: Important Information, Links and Resources

The Latest Information in One Place, Updated Regularly In order to help support you through the current crisis we’ll use this post to collate together all the latest information and guidance in one place and we’ll update it regularly (ideally on a daily basis). Latest Official Information Updated Information as of 12th May 2020 All […]

The Civil Society Strategy: One Year On

A View from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Last August the government published its civil society strategy. One year on Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Policy and Public Services at NCVO, looks at what’s happened, whether any progress has been made, and what effect Brexit and changes in ministers have had. Since its publication […]

Labour promises more grant funding and time off for trustees

According to, the civil society strategy, From Paternalism to Participation, published today says that: Labour would increase grant funding to charities, allow trustees to take time off work and give local communities greater control over decisions, according to the party’s long-awaited civil society strategy. The article also states that: Labour pledges to reverse the […]