A number of charity infrastructure bodies have written to Danny Kruger MP, ahead of his development of draft proposals on how to “maximise” the role for charities, during the recovery from the first Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister has asked Kruger, a former Number 10 adviser, to consult across the sector on how they can work alongside public services and support people facing additional need or disadvantage as a result of the pandemic. The work will also contribuute to the ‘levelling up’ agenda.
As well as reiterating the Five Point Plan shared with the Chancellor earlier in July, the letter asks for consideration to be given to the different ways in which the voluntary and community sector can contribute to the short and long term pandemic response, by being an equal partner with national and local government.
The charities have offered to meet Mr Kruger to discuss ideas in more detail.
The letter is signed by:
Vicky Browning, CEO, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
Sir John Low, CEO, Charities Aid Foundation
Caron Bradshaw, CEO, Charity Finance Group
Robin Osterley, CEO, Charity Retail Association
Adeela Warley, CEO, CharityComms
Peter Lewis, CEO, Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Kathy Evans, CEO, Children England
Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, Directory of Social Change
Ali Harri,s CEO, Equally Ours
Paul Streets OBE, CEO, Lloyds Bank Foundation
Tony Armstrong, CEO, Locality
Fadi Itani, CEO, Muslim Charities Forum
Jane Ide, CEO, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
Janet Thorne, CEO, Reach Volunteering
James Watson O’Neill, CEO, Sign Health
Rita Chadha, CEO, Small Charities Coalition
Donal Watkin, CEO, The Association of Charitable Organisations
Ndidi Okezie, CEO, UK Youth
Ruth Marks, CEO, Wales Council for Voluntary Action