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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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Vital support: building resilient charities

Vital support: building resilient charities

This May 2021 report reviews how the charity sector has been affected since the onset of Covid-19, underlining its importance and making the case for greater government supports.

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Charities role: Taken for granted?

Charities role: Taken for granted?

In August 2020 we updated our modelling to explore the implications of the revised JobKeeper wage subsidy, and provide new analysis on the economic contribution of the sector.

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Why charities need tailored support

Why charities need tailored support

This July 2020 policy snapshot explores the different financial, legal and operational constraints that charities faced compared with commercial businesses making it harder for them to rebound.

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Casualties or partners in recovery?

Casualties or partners in recovery?

Our modelling from March 2020 investigated 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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