Brendan Costelloe on the impact of Brexit on the voluntary sector

Jun 28, 2017, 11:02 PM

As Britain departs the European Union, will its voluntary sector be ripped apart? And will it rue its decision not to become more involved with the EU Referendum debate? Tim is joined by Brendan Costelloe from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to discuss the financial and social impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. They discuss the size of the sector (£45.5bn revenue in 2016; the NCVO has over 12,500 member organisations) and whether the absence of European Social Fund investment will leave a back hole in charities’ budgets. They also look at the personal benefits volunteering can bring and how those feeling compelled to offer support can become involved. For more on the National Council for Voluntary Organisation visit ncvo.org.uk

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