Charitable Donations: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the levels of charitable donations.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS has been working closely with the sector to build a strong understanding of the financial and operational impacts of the pandemic.

We're aware that for some charities income streams, including public fundraising and trading income, have been adversely affected by COVID-19. We will continue to work with the sector to understand these impacts and how we can best support their work during the pandemic and through recovery.

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