A worrying time of all NI charities including BART as our Trustees, in line with Government guidelines, have cancelled all planned events for the foreseeable future.


The results of a survey by the Institute of Fundraising (NI) in partnership with CO3, has revealed three quarters of charities in NI are approaching a funding disaster because of the Covid-19 crisis.


•             76% are now reporting ‘serious financial difficulties’

•             38% describing their cash flow position as ‘unstable’



Nadine Campbell chair of IoFNI commented: "The fundraising sector in Northern Ireland has been devastated by the Covid 19 crisis - all forms of fundraising from community to corporate have been affected, the majority of events cancelled, public fundraising made impossible and fundraising plans and strategies thrown out or revised. We are deeply concerned about the affects this will have on the fundraising community in NI."


Despite a £750m package for struggling charities being announced on 8 April, only £21m has been allocated to third sector organisations in Northern Ireland, representing around £3,400 for each of Northern Ireland’s over 6,000 registered charities that employs almost 45,000 people and is worth £1.5 billion to the local economy.

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