Clinks response: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector
Clinks responded to a call for evidence from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on charities.
Our response was influenced by information gathered from the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system through the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group special interest group on Covid-19, our regular Covid-19 impact survey, and submissions to our Covid-19 inbox.
We highlighted concerns that the government's £750m financial support package for charities is not enough to provide organisations with the funding they will need to sustain vital services now and into the future. We also indicated that the focus on organisations working specifically in response to the Covid-19 pandemic risks omitting organisations affected by the crisis that provide vital services but are not specific to the Covid-19 response.