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A live webinar and Q&A

Covid-19 has put charities under significant financial pressure – from the closure of charity shops and cancellation of fundraising events, to declining public donations driven by the recession. We estimate the sector will be facing a £10bn funding gap in 2020. But what will this mean for funding in 2021 and beyond?

In this webinar we will explore what the events of 2020 mean for the future of charity sector funding.

PBE’s Chief Economist, Jon Franklin, will present new research exploring parallels with the 2008 financial crisis. What happened to funding in the years that followed? Will we see similar patterns this time round? And how did the intervening decade of austerity and income diversification affect how prepared charities were for another downturn ahead of the pandemic?

We’ll hear reflections from our two panellists: Zoe Amar, founder of Zoe Amar Digital and Chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice, on the opportunities digital fundraising presents in the coming decade; and John Rose, Wales Director of The National Lottery Community Fund, on what charities might expect to see in the tough environment of 2021 and beyond.

The audience will then have an opportunity to ask questions about the future of charity funding.

Booking for this event has now closed.