Just before Christmas we learned that the government will announce its next Budget on 3 March. In response, we came together with the other charities that support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign to get a submission drafted and sent to the Treasury.
Based on the campaign’s ‘five point plan’, the submission outlines the ongoing effects of the pandemic and lockdown on vital charity services and proposes constructive solutions that government could bring in to help. It also calls for:
‘a renewed package of dedicated support measures…to support communities and their role in the social and economic recovery. It is crucial that the mechanism for delivery of this money should be as unbureaucratic as possible, to ensure that the funds are received swiftly by the recipients, so they can most effectively and quickly provide support for those most in need.’
The submission was supported by 28 leading charities and representative bodies, and you can read the full paper here.