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PROMOTION Rebuilding a strong charity sector for the future harities, their volunteers, employees and trustees should take a moment to reflect on now and we all have a role to play. change and getting support to those in It's my view that society needs to take this opportunity to help bring a long-term change to the charity sector, and we need. One day it might be one of us or our loved ones who are in need. their hard work as a sector over We can't go back and change anything the last 14 months. They have quite simply achieved a lot with a decreasing resource should be considering collectively what In the past, we all need to look ahead to the future and where we can actively participate. I know the pandemic has changed my own mindset, has it changed yours? In the words of the poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi, "Yesterday I was clever so I wanted our vision for the future is and how we in many cases. Many charities have successfully adapted, offered new services, increased their use of technology and worked more collaboratively, all of which would have taken years without the urgent need created by the pandemik. Many charities have been able to take advantage move closer to achieving that vision and working together. Frustrations need to be challenged into people helping each other and volunteers will need to continue. to change the world. Today lam wise sol am changing myself." Collective personal change can ultimately change the world, but lets make it a better one. We really need mindsets to change. No doubt there will be many people reading this who stepped up perhaps for the first time to really help relatives, friends, neighbours and complete strangers during the pandemic and the charity sector needs to capture this spirit of willingness and selflessness to ensure it has a strong future. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the of government support and increased funding opportunities, but many have also If you would like to discuss the implications covered in this article, please don't hesitate to get in touch. used their financial reserves which now need to be rebuilt. Going forwards, funding will be a challenge for all and we don't know what impact there will be on government grants phrase by Thomas Fuller "Charity begins at home, but should not end there." If we followed his advice, we would all be nicer, and contracts as it starts to look to reduce kinder and more generous to all and it is in everyone's interests to ensure that charities themselves are able to not only recover the financial deficit caused by Covid. Covid has highlighted that there are some key challenges that the charity sector is still best placed to support - issues around domestic violence, isolation, Susan Robinson Accounts & Audit Partner and Head of financially, but to flourish in the future. Ifthere was no charity sector in the future what would happen? The answer is too frightening to contemplate, but some charities are on the brink and we need Charities & Not for Profit 0330 124 1399 homelessness, food poverty and mental susan.robinson@krestonreeves.com health. These needs have increased and been exacerbated by the pandemic in many of these areas. The charity sector can't however respond on its own and although more money is needed to support these services, it is more than that required society to understand that the government will not and cannot deliver everything Society needs to help the helpers to use the charity sector as the conduit for achieving KRESTON REEVES Kreston Reeves has offices across Kent, London and Sussex. www.krestonreeves.com PROMOTION Rebuilding a strong charity sector for the future harities, their volunteers, employees and trustees should take a moment to reflect on now and we all have a role to play. change and getting support to those in It's my view that society needs to take this opportunity to help bring a long-term change to the charity sector, and we need. One day it might be one of us or our loved ones who are in need. their hard work as a sector over We can't go back and change anything the last 14 months. They have quite simply achieved a lot with a decreasing resource should be considering collectively what In the past, we all need to look ahead to the future and where we can actively participate. I know the pandemic has changed my own mindset, has it changed yours? In the words of the poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi, "Yesterday I was clever so I wanted our vision for the future is and how we in many cases. Many charities have successfully adapted, offered new services, increased their use of technology and worked more collaboratively, all of which would have taken years without the urgent need created by the pandemik. Many charities have been able to take advantage move closer to achieving that vision and working together. Frustrations need to be challenged into people helping each other and volunteers will need to continue. to change the world. Today lam wise sol am changing myself." Collective personal change can ultimately change the world, but lets make it a better one. We really need mindsets to change. No doubt there will be many people reading this who stepped up perhaps for the first time to really help relatives, friends, neighbours and complete strangers during the pandemic and the charity sector needs to capture this spirit of willingness and selflessness to ensure it has a strong future. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the of government support and increased funding opportunities, but many have also If you would like to discuss the implications covered in this article, please don't hesitate to get in touch. used their financial reserves which now need to be rebuilt. Going forwards, funding will be a challenge for all and we don't know what impact there will be on government grants phrase by Thomas Fuller "Charity begins at home, but should not end there." If we followed his advice, we would all be nicer, and contracts as it starts to look to reduce kinder and more generous to all and it is in everyone's interests to ensure that charities themselves are able to not only recover the financial deficit caused by Covid. Covid has highlighted that there are some key challenges that the charity sector is still best placed to support - issues around domestic violence, isolation, Susan Robinson Accounts & Audit Partner and Head of financially, but to flourish in the future. Ifthere was no charity sector in the future what would happen? The answer is too frightening to contemplate, but some charities are on the brink and we need Charities & Not for Profit 0330 124 1399 homelessness, food poverty and mental susan.robinson@krestonreeves.com health. These needs have increased and been exacerbated by the pandemic in many of these areas. The charity sector can't however respond on its own and although more money is needed to support these services, it is more than that required society to understand that the government will not and cannot deliver everything Society needs to help the helpers to use the charity sector as the conduit for achieving KRESTON REEVES Kreston Reeves has offices across Kent, London and Sussex. www.krestonreeves.com