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You can watch the recording here.

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our online public fringe event at the 2021 Conservative Party Spring Forum event entitled Supporting communities during the pandemic: Charities and Covid-19.

The key questions we would like to address in this event are:

  • Has the Government done enough to support charities throughout the COVID-19 crisis?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the nature of charity fundraising?
  • Should funders prioritise unrestricted funding over project-based funding at times of national emergency?
  • Has the pandemic strengthened the case for charity lotteries to be less restricted to raise more funding for good causes?
  • How do we ensure the Gambling Review doesn’t negatively impact on charity lottery fundraising just when it is most needed?
  • What should be the role of third sector organisations in helping ‘left-behind’ communities in the long-term?

Key speakers:

  • Danny Kruger MP MBE, Author, Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social covenant
  • Tim Montgomerie, Former Social Justice Adviser, Number 10 Downing Street
  • Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Voluntary Service
  • Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross
  • Malcolm Fleming, Head of Public Affairs, People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Phoebe Arslanagic-Wakefield, Researcher, Bright Blue (Chair)

This online fringe event will be broadcast for free on the Conservative Party’s Spring Forum website. To attend, you need to be a member of the Conservative Party. Further details about the 2021 Spring Forum can be found on the Conservative Party website here.

Alternatively, the general public will be able to watch the event on the Bright Blue YouTube Channel here.

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