Never More Needed

Never More Needed

is the ongoing campaign to get government to recognise the vital role of the voluntary sector and to ensure it is properly funded and supported. The campaign has five main demands:

  1. A targeted programme of support to succeed the coronavirus job retention scheme.
  2. Introduce the Gift Aid Emergency Relief Package
  3. Repurpose and access stranded funds to support charity services
  4. Ensure effective and efficient distribution of the Shared Prosperity Fund
  5. Strengthen long-term financial sustainability of local authorities by increasing core government funding.
Magic Breakfast

Magic Breakfast

is running an urgent campaign calling on the Government to announce new funding for school breakfasts for children at risk of hunger, in the 3rd of March Budget. The campaign calls for the Government to implement the content of the School Breakfast Bill, which has been delayed indefinitely due to a reduced parliamentary calendar during lockdown. The Bill, which has cross-party support from over 70 MPs, would scale up the National School Breakfast Programme, so that all 8,700 schools with high levels of disadvantage receive support to provide children at risk of hunger with a nutritious breakfast. It would also make this support permanent and sustainable. Government funding for the National School Breakfast Programme is due to end in July 2021. Without additional funding committed in the March Budget, more children will be at risk of hunger in the morning and unable to learn effectively.

Please ask your MP to show their support for getting #BreakfastInTheBudget now

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Keep The Lifeline Campaign

is calling on government to make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit brought in during the pandemic to become permanent.

Generation Rent

Generation Rent

are calling on MP’s to put pressure on government to end the rent debt crisis by launching a Covid Debt Fund.

Centre for London

Centre for London

is working with the Mayors Office and others to produce a ‘shared vision for London 2050’. They have created a survey with a wide variety of options as to what matters to you and for London. Please do share the survey with your networks and those who use your services.

end child poverty

End Child Poverty Campaign

is a coalition of organisations calling on the government to put children at the heart of the budget. They have produced a template email you can send to your local MP that can be edited based on your organisation’s knowledge and experience if you prefer.

Z2K

Z2K

have three campaigns needing your support:

  1. Along with the Disability Forum they are calling on the government to urgently increase legacy benefits in line with the Universal Credit uplift.
  2. That the Government commit to an independent investigation into how and why misleading Universal Benefit adverts were approved within the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
  3. To stop the DWP sending letters telling doctors to withhold sick notes from the ill and disabled people seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
CPAG

CPAG

School during coronavirus survey for families, children and young people. This research will be used to make informed recommendations to schools, councils and the government about how best to support families. Please share.

Help a child to learn

The Help a Child To Learn campaign

website includes a function for users to find out the level of child poverty in their local area to utilise and share if this will help campaigns and policy work. Please sign and share the Help a Child to Learn petition calling for Government to take urgent action to tackle the rising tide of poverty.