Councils' plea to support voluntary sector

By Paul Marinko | 31 March 2020

A group of councils have written to the Government demanding action to protect community organisations during the coronavirus crisis.

In a letter to the secretaries of state for local government and culture, Robert Jenrick and Oliver Dowden, the councils have called for clear guidance on what the Job Retention Scheme means for volunteers as well as emergency funding to support cash-flow for voluntary and community groups.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

MHCLG Voluntary sector Community groups Charity Jobs Robert Jenrick Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products