Support through COVID-19

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COVID Impact & Community Support Survey Results - Dec 2020

Many thanks to all of you who completed our COVID impact and community support survey.  Here’s a summary of what you told us:

Work Environment – Staff & Team

When asked if you and your staff team are working from home or in a socially-distanced environment many of you indicated that some of your staff are working from home and some in a socially-distanced environment:

  • 56% of you told us some staff were working from home
  • 59% of you told us some staff were working in a socially-distanced work environment

Impact

In what ways has the COVID pandemic impacted your organisation and your work?

  • 40% of you told us that staff or family members and been ill with Coronavirus
  • 68% of you told us that services/activities have been stopped
  • 47% of you told us that staff had been made redundant
  • 3% of you told us that staff have been furloughed
  • 22% of you told us that volunteers have been unavailable
  • 53% of you told us that you have lost income
  • 25% of you told us that you had lost funding

Other ways in which you have been impacted –

  • Difficult to retain and motivate board members, fundraisers, staff, volunteers and civic interest whilst using social media platforms e.g. Zoom
  • Delivering services online makes it more difficult to reach those who it is already hard to engage with
  • Social isolation, increased stress, anxiety and pressure for staff in the current situation, whilst they are trying to support vulnerable people
  • Lack of strategic government planning leads to uncertainty for staff
  • Unable to deliver our usual events and meet targets in the usual way

Financial situation

How do you expect the financial position of your organisation to be over the next 3-6 month period?

Extremely critical – the organisation will not survive

0%

Critical – the organisation may not survive

13%

Very difficult – our income, staff/volunteers or service users/beneficiaries are likely to fall by 50% or more

32%

Difficult - Our income, staff/volunteer numbers or service users/beneficiaries are likely to fall by 25% or more

16%

Manageable - Neither our income or staff/volunteer numbers or service users/beneficiaries are likely to fall by more than 25%

39%


Support

In what ways can NWCN support you?

  • 67% of you told us we could support you through sourcing alternative funding
  • 40% of you told us you would be interested in specific training e.g. social media, governance, measuring impact etc
  • 40% said you would be interested in alternative fundraising ideas
  • 37% of you indicated that you would be interested in help with strategic direction/planning for your organisation
  • 27% indicated help required with charity commission regulations/reporting
  • 50% of you indicated you would be interested in more opportunities to come together (safely) with groups facing similar challenges to network/support/collaborate

 

We will be in touch with you in the New Year in response to the support suggestions.  We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and we look forward to supporting you in the coming new year. 

 

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