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National COVID-19 Coordination Commission NFP working group a positive step

May 18th, 2020

Philanthropy Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s leadership in establishing the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission not-for-profit working group to support the not-for-profit sector through recovery.

The Charity, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisory Group, announced by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on 15 May, will provide a vital connection between the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors and the national COVID-19 response and recovery processes.

Philanthropy Australia CEO Sarah Davies commended the Federal Government for its strong leadership in bringing philanthropic and not-for-profit experts together to provide the information, insight and advice needed at this critical time.  

“Coronavirus has brought numerous challenges and changes for the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors, and these challenges will continue to manifest as the pandemic unfolds,” Ms Davies said.

“The establishment of this dedicated Charity, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisory Group is a fundamental step toward a collaborative and meaningful recovery journey and will give a strong voice to philanthropic and charitable organisations as we work our way through this process.

“As the peak body for philanthropy, we have already engaged with and made presentations to this working group, and we look forward to continuing our ongoing dialogue and collaboration.”

Philanthropy Australia has been one of many voices publicly calling for increased and targeted support for charities and not-for-profit organisations, and is committed to continuing to work with Government and the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors to keep not-for-profit organisations operational and supported during this crisis and moving forward.


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