NCB has cautiously welcome the Chancellor's announcement that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.
Anna Feuchtwang, NCB's Chief Executive, said:
'The Chancellor’s announcement of a £750m support package for charities offers a desperately needed lifeline for vulnerable members of our communities who across the country rely on the vital services that charities provide.
'However, the package won’t cover the crippling loss of charitable income caused by the coronavirus pandemic, estimated by charity sector leaders to be as much as £4.3bn over the next three months alone.
'As well as ensuring vulnerable people get the help they need right now, charities will play a critical role in rebuilding our support systems in the wake of the pandemic. If charities themselves cannot survive, our recovery as a society is in jeopardy.
'We will examine the details of the charity support package closely to ensure that it enables the children, young people and families we serve to have continued access to vital services. And that children’s charities will qualify for the emergency support so they can continue providing a safety net for those most in need.'