On this page you will find a collection of resources and information offering support to voluntary organisations relevant to the challenges raised by the cost of living crisis.

We will keep adding to the resources and advice in this section as the situation develops. To help you we have listed the information under the following headings –

Policy, research and commentary

  • Joint statement from WCVA and other charities calls on the Chancellor to act now on the cost of living crisis – Civil Society group joint statement
  • Citizens Advice has created a cost of living data dashboard sharing insights from across their advice service on how the crisis is affecting the people they help. The dashboard is regularly updated to track how the crisis in changing and to identify trends – Citizens Advice cost of living dashboard
  • The GOOD Agency have been looking into what the cost of living crisis means for charitable giving and are sharing findings from their Cost of Giving Monitor report to help charities and communicators prepare for what is ahead – What the cost of living crisis means for giving
  • The Institute of Health Equity have issued a new report reviewing the direct and indirect  impacts of fuel poverty and cold homes on health, the inequalities who this effects the most, and the relation between health inequalities and climate change – Fuel Poverty, Cold Homes and Health Inequalities in the UK

Funding and fundraising

  • Children in Need announce new funding strands for Autumn 2022 which includes funding for core costs – Children in Need grants
  • The National Lottery Community Fund has made £2 million available to help organisations and the communities they serve to address the impact of the cost of living crisis in Wales – The National Lottery Community Fund

Energy and property issues

  • UK government announces plans to help businesses and voluntary organisations with energy bills – Energy Bill relief scheme

Financial management

Governance and decision making

  • Three quick tips for keeping your leadership on track while working on your organisation’s response to the current cost pressures from Ben Wittenberg at DSC – Leadership in hard times

People

Other sources of help

  • Warm Wales have put together a guide to help navigate the financial support that is available to individuals during this time – Cost of living support
  • Chartered Institute of Fundraising have brought together relevant research, guidance and advice to help voluntary organisations keep generating income during this time – Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • The Directory for Social Change have created a page drawing together a selection of their resources to support voluntary organisations – DSC cost of living hub
  • The Charity Excellence framework have launched #surviveandthrive as their response to the cost of living crisis, offering a range of resources and grant funding information – Charity Excellence
  • ACEVO are gathering links to reports, surveys and important data to support civil society leaders to better understand the impact of the crisis on their organisations, stakeholders and the sector at large – AVECO cost of living page
  • New Philanthropy Capital have created a guide with information on the impact of the cost of living crisis and how charities can adapt – NPC confronting the cost of living crisis
  • Cranfield Trust have a telephone advice service to help charities troubleshoot and get answers to pressing management questions – Cranfield Trust On Call
  • Welsh Government advice on the support available to individuals – Get help with the cost of living