While it seems clear that our world will be radically changed by the 2020 global pandemic, the knock-on impact on NGOs are likely to be far reaching and long lasting. The associated economic downturn means the medium-term forecasts for aid budgets and donations is bleak.
In the short term, several government and private sector grants have been made available for NGOs. Some only apply to those operating on the Covid frontline, however, as time goes on they are broadening to include NGOs tackling other issues. Global organisations like the World Economic Forum are also working on potential solutions for funding to support NGOs through unprecedented situations that we may face in future.