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This page brings together the latest news stories and views on issues related to managing charity workplaces and buildings.

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Charity Retail Association calls for help in 2021 Budget

The Charity Retail Association has written to the Chancellor asking him to introduce new measures to safeguard charity retailers, the wider charity sector and the high street.

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Science Museum Group plans accessibility review

Consultants will look at ways of ensuring accessible reopening with COVID-19 measures in place.

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New COVID-19 guide for reopening community centres

Free illustrated reference guide aims to help community centres and village halls to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Crown Estate commits to net zero by 2030

One of London’s most significant property owners announces plans to reach zero emissions by 2030.

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CIBSE launches COVID-19 achievement award

New award aims to recognise the contribution of building services professionals in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 secure?

We arranged a webinar to discuss a wide range of issues related to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on charities. This article previewed the event.

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Retail crisis sees nearly 14,000 shops shut

The transformation of our high streets will impact charities operating shops, charities that own properties and charity investors.

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New COVID-19 digital response fund for charities

The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a new fund to help charities scale-up their digital capabilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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New £10m ‘Charity Survival Fund’ launched

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing have launched a new  ‘Charity Survival Fund’ to help small and medium-sized charities struggling with the impact of  COVID-19.

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Guide to re-opening charity shops after lockdown

The Charity Retail Association has published a guide to re-opening charity shops after COVID restrictions are lifted.

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