Sun Aug 16 2020
New research show’s charities supporting Health and the Arts have been strongest hit
Recently released research has shown that during the coronavirus lockdown over 5,000 charitable workers have already been made redundant, with the worst hit charities being those that support the Health sector and the Arts.
The research, conducted by the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), on an app they released to the NotForProfit sector has been collating publicly announced charitable based redundancies during the COVID-19 crisis.
The aim of the research was to identify and support that areas of the nonprofit sector that had been hardest hit.
The app has already highlighted that, in July alone, 3,800 charitable workers were made redundant, with a large percentage of those coming from health charities or those supporting the arts.
In a statement, the New Philanthropy Capital thinktank hopes that philanthropists looking to support the sector will be able to utilise their online tool to help decide where their donations would be best sent to.
Tom Collinge of New Philanthropy Capital said their findings were particularly serious for cancer research and theatres…
We designed this redundancy monitor to track where the sector is hurting the most. So far, it looks like health charities and the arts are taking the biggest hit, especially cancer research and theatres. We will continue to monitor as new information becomes available, but if this trend continues it will mean less pioneering research which could undermine the fight against cancer, and a major hit to the cultural life of the nation.
Several charities have recently announced large scale redundancies may be on the cards, including Cancer Research UK, the National Trust, Oxfam, the British Heart Foundation and the RSPCA, due to the pandemic.
Sun Aug 16 2020