41% of charities and voluntary groups report an uncertain future beyond October, yet community spirit still shines. These are just some of the findings from the results of the Voluntary & Community Sector Resilience survey.
The results of the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Resilience Survey reveals that many charities and voluntary groups in North Yorkshire are uncertain about their future, yet community spirit continues to shine through.
Charities across North Yorkshire were invited to take part in the survey in April to help measure the impact that the coronavirus is having on the sector.
- 41% may struggle to sustain operations beyond 6 months
- 85% have closed or put on hold part of their service
- 78% have continued to operate; 63% of those have modified their services
- 44% are finding digital exclusion an issue, across all age groups
- 70% say that at least one income stream has been affected
- 60% can find a positive in the current situation
- 50% have found funders to be flexible and supportive as activities have needed to be adapted
The critical message from the survey is that those organisations who have not sought support seem to be more likely to struggle in the future.
If you feel that you need help with anything from funding and finance to HR and future planning do get in touch. You can find many useful resources on our Community Gateway or you can contact the Community Support North Yorkshire team on firstname.lastname@example.org 01904 704177.