We have partnered with NCS to support the reopening of charity shops and provide enthusiastic young people with volunteering opportunities.
The Prime Minister has confirmed that in England, non-essential retail stores, including Charity shops, will be expected to be able to reopen from 15th June if the Government’s five tests are met and shops follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines, giving them three weeks to prepare.
We will be running a series of reopening meetings for members in the coming weeks which charity members are invited to attend. These will be on a much smaller scale than our previous two and are designed to facilitate member to member discussion and networking.
Material Change has today announced its “WEEE Support Grants Package” to help support the charity electricals waste reuse organisations as a result of the impact of the coronavirus.
The pack consists of helpful guidance for when we are given the green light to open up shops, and provides some suggestions of things to think about in the meantime.
The cash grant schemes announced in Wales and Northern Ireland are substantially less generous than similar schemes set up in England and Scotland.