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About the series

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been great concern about the future of the Australian charity sector, and the people it supports, given the economic, health and social crises currently unfolding. Charities’ capacity to respond to financial and operational shocks will vary drastically. It will be some time yet before there is sufficient data to be able to determine the full impact. However, decisions made now will strongly affect whether charities are COVID-19 casualties or partners in recovery, and those decisions need to be based on the best available information.

To support public and sector discussion as the sector seeks to transform in response to COVID-19, Social Ventures Australia and the Centre for Social Impact are undertaking the Partners in Recovery project.

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Casualties or partners in recovery?

Casualties or partners in recovery?

Modelling the potential impact of COVID-19 on the financial health of 16,000 registered charities to better understand the effects and identify systemic solutions.

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Why charities need tailored support

Why charities need tailored support

Exploring the different financial, legal and operational constraints that charities face compared with commercial businesses, which make it harder for them to rebound.

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Charities role: Taken for granted?

Charities role: Taken for granted?

Our updated modelling explores the implications of the revised JobKeeper wage subsidy, and provides new analysis on the economic contribution of the sector.

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