Charities in Wales need more support to cope with the effects of Coronavirus, Local Member of the Welsh Parliament, Mohammad Asghar, said today.
Mr Asghar acknowledged the Welsh Government had provided some support but it is not enough to support the sector.
Mohammad Asghar commented:
“Our charities are playing a crucial role in Wales in this current emergency backed up by an army of volunteers to support those most in need.”
“Fundraisers across Wales report they are facing a challenging time and although measures taken by the Welsh Government are welcome, many charities are still not getting the support they need in the current crisis.”
“Furloughing service delivery staff is not an option as services are still required to run to meet the needs of people desperately in need of help.”
“Charities need longer term funding support to safeguard services in the future.”
“The Welsh Government must commit to supporting charities during this difficult time to help their work in our communities, thereby relieving the pressure on our NHS.”