Understanding the Future for our Resilient Sector

Understanding the Future for our Resilient Sector

Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector has been demonstrating typical resilience during this period of life under lockdown, with many examples of organisations adapting to change brilliantly and going the extra mile to support our local communities. Now SCVO is seeking feedback from VCS organisations to understand better how the Covid 19 situation is impacting them and what the future may hold for them.

The coronavirus situation has created huge challenge, anxiety, upheaval and change across our country and within our borough. This has affected every part of daily life for Sandwell residents and for businesses, public sector providers and, of course, charities and community organisations.

As local VCS organisations, many of you have already provided us with information about new activities and services which you’re putting in place to support local communities, as well as requests for support and offers of help. This feedback has been invaluable in our efforts, with local strategic partners, to secure resources for the Sector and to join up local activities. Thank you to all who’ve responded to date.

Now were asking for your help to bring together a picture of the state of the Sector in Sandwell through our survey of seven short questions. The aim of the survey to help us to..

Provide support for your organisation and others right now

Hear your views on current impacts in the community

Anticipate your future support needs and begin to plan for how we can support you and the Sector

Outcomes and learning from the survey will be shared through our website www.scvo.info

The survey is being run for two weeks, closing on Friday 8th May. It can be found here.

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