Charities and voluntary groups are playing a critical role responding to the ongoing pandemic in their support of our communities. The ﬁnancial implications of mobilising and supporting volunteers, and the increased demand in services, has placed pressure on the sector and requires them to work more ﬂexibly. The ﬁndings of this Resilience Survey highlight the challenges the sector faces including around ﬁnancial sustainability, dynamics of volunteers, and employment. The report looks ahead to a 6-month pressure point and outlines the support needs.
Third Sector partners across Yorkshire and Humberside collected Resilience Survey data in September to follow up the original research and First Sector Resilience Survey that was published June 2020 that found out about the immediate impact of COVID-19. The follow up survey was coordinated by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL).
Third Sector partners are sharing their regional ﬁndings with colleagues in health and local authority to provide insights to grant funders who want a clear picture of how VCS sector in their area is fairing.