New Year Message from NCVO’s Chief Executive

2022 was a turbulent year. Societal needs deepened and inequalities widened. This meant a growing reliance on charities to underpin weakened community infrastructures and fill gaps due to public sector cuts.

This was at the same time as we tried to recover from the pandemic and grappled with political turmoil both at home and abroad.

The bringing in of the new year has therefore been met with some trepidation – how will charities continue to survive when we lurch from crisis to crisis? We’re already in a cost-of-living crisis and every day we hear the escalating problems faced by the crippled NHS and social care sector.

Below you’ll find some advice for how to prepare for the challenges the sector is facing in 2023.

We exist to help you meet these challenges, as your challenges are our challenges, and we must work alongside charities to find solutions.

This means constantly horizon scanning, having an ear to Westminister, and pivoting and responding with practical support. This is so that voluntary organisations have everything they need to be the best they can be.


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