State of the Sector 2020: Where we stood as the crisis hit

Autor(es) : Theo Clay, Tom Collinge, Rosario Piazza, James Noble, Dan Corry, Leah Davis

Charities are in crisis. Beyond the immediate funding shortfall, the economic and social changes brought about by Covid-19 will create a raft of new challenges that charity leaders will have to grapple with, from big questions around governance and longer-term funding models, to how to equip themselves to continue delivering services. This research captures the charity sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks. It paints a picture of a broad and complex sector, wrestling with its relationship with government, funding challenges, technological change and its own diversity and representativeness.