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As charities and civil society organisations that predominantly work with and for people that live in the UK we recognise the urgent need for the government to invest more money in people, communities and places in order to ensure we can all have happy, fulfilling, well lives. This can and must be done while maintaining the UK’s long-standing commitment to the 0.7% international aid budget.

Building thriving domestic and international communities are interconnected goals, goals that can be achieved through collective action and political choice.

We add our voices to those asking for the government to reverse its decision to cut UK spending on international aid. As civil society organisations, we share values of collaboration and justice, and a vision of a fairer, greener, better future. These values and our vision do not stop at the UK’s borders.


  • Alison Page, chief executive, Salford CVS
  • Ben Gilchrist, CEO, Caritas Shrewsbury
  • Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, Charity Finance Group
  • Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive, Directory for Social Change
  • Dhivya O’Connor, host of The Charity CEO Podcast
  • Graeme Hodge, chief executive, All We Can
  • Jo Hobbs, chief executive, British Youth Council
  • Jonathan Barnard, CEO, World Land Trust
  • Karl Wilding, chief executive, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • Kathy Evans, chief executive, Children England
  • Mark Simms, chief executive, P3 Charity Group
  • Neil Heslop OBE, CEO, Charities Aid Foundation
  • Peter Lewis, chief executive, Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • Renae Mann, national director, NACCOM
  • Rita Chadha, chief executive, Small Charities Coalition
  • Robin Osterley, chief executive, Charity Retail Association
  • Ruth Marks, chief executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
  • Tony Armstrong, CEO, Locality
  • Vicky Browning, CEO, ACEVO

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