Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central
Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central

After the success of sector meetings last year, Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Civil Society Minister is holding a number of online meetings across the Country in conjunction with NAVCA and Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS), throughout the year for local charities and grassroots voluntary organisations.  Charities and volunteers will have the opportunity to discuss the impact and challenges they face as a consequence of the COVID pandemic and the longer term plan for the sector.  The discussions will focus on what support the sector requires and how the sector has a pivotal role in leading the parts of the recovery in communities.

Many local organisations are now in a precarious position because of financial strains and extra demand on their services, they are crucial to the wellbeing our communities, providing essential support to many people.  If you would like to attend one of the online sessions, please follow the link below and reserve your space now.

Rachael Maskell MP, said:

“Local charities and grassroots voluntary organisations are the lifeblood of their communities and I have been inspired to hear so many stories from constituents who have relied on volunteers and charities during this pandemic, they really have been a lifeline for so many in our community.

“The Civil Society Sector has continued to support local communities, as they always have, through the worst period of this Covid19 pandemic, providing help, practical support, reaching deep into communities to meet need in every way imaginable.

“As always the sector has reached out with the care and professionalism that the voluntary sector is known for, while also ensuring that the holistic needs of people are addressed. Charities have been #NeverMoreNeeded, but as fundraising has had to pause are now extremely financially challenged as they are #NeverMoreInNeed.

“As we move to this next phase of the pandemic it is essential that we understand the important role that organisations must play in recovery and how we build a strong future for the sector. I will not only be listening to what we need to do, but how to take the very best as a model of how we support the sector nationally.”

To find out more information and to book a space, please follow the link below:


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