Coronavirus (COVID-19)—charity fundraising resumes

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—charity fundraising resumes

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced the return of public fundraising for charities following the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. From 12 April 2021, charities may fundraise door-to-door, in public and in private, in line with government guidance.

The move comes in the context of the extra funds granted to frontline charities during the pandemic (see: LNB News 09/04/2020 67)

Minister for Civil Society and Youth, Baroness Barran, has said:

‘Our charities have played an invaluable role in the national effort against coronavirus. From supporting those suffering with poor mental health, to providing activities for young people and tackling loneliness, they have responded to the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable people and continue to relieve the pressure on our NHS.

That’s why we have provided unprecedented financial support, which has helped tens of thousands of people across the country, and we continue to work closely with the sector to understand where pressures are being felt.

As we move out of lockdown and public fundraising is permitted from next week, it’s important to remember that many people still rely on the vital work our charities do. I’d like to thank the public for their continued generosity in supporting charitable causes both with time and donations.’

Source: Government announces easing of coronavirus restrictions for charity fundraising

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