In the news last week...sector urged to speak up against EU funding

Weekly roundup of sector news from the DSC research team.

Sector urged to speak up against EU funding

The Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association has said that charities must speak out about the UK’s plans to replace EU funding, or risk losing out on future finance.Kirsty McHugh said the UK’s replacement for the European Social Fund (the UK Shared Prosperity Fund) is to be consulted on before Christmas, and charities must make sure their voices are heard.

Last week, DSC reflected on the developments so far surrounding Brexit, and the huge uncertainty that still remains:

‘There are increasing calls for a greater sector voice on Brexit. That’s a good thing and let’s have the debate – but we can’t assume that voice will or should be unified about Brexit and possible future options. Views and priorities will be different for different charities doing different stuff in different areas. Ultimately for charities, policy positions have to be based around charitable mission not the political persuasions of individual leaders and influencers’ – Read the full article here.