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New report – financial impact of COVID-19 on voluntary organisations

Published : 09/06/20 | Categories: Funding | Influencing |

In response to the current Coronavirus crisis, WCVA has been running a series of events entitled ‘Preparing for Different Futures’, exploring how the voluntary sector has been affected by and responds to the pandemic.

The first of these events looked at the financial implications of the crisis, with over 90 people and organisations represented.

Discussion in this session highlighted the immediate impact of the crisis with a loss of income for many organisations in the sector. Those who have had to stop activity altogether, such as those that rely on retail to supplement their income, have been particularly affected.

With a range of support options on offer at present, others were looking to the future with concern, highlighting that while they were currently stable the next six months to a year are critical.

A report detailing this session is now available, with a blog post from the event also accessible here.

A recording of the session is also free to view on our YouTube channel.

Blogs that summarise the discussion

Jess Blair sums up discussions with the voluntary sector from the events in our Preparing for Different Futures series.

Next up in our Preparing for different futures series

COVID-19 has impacted on everybody’s lives. The lockdown has forced us all to do things differently, and to do different things. It has opened new possibilities – good and bad.

As policy-makers start to look ahead, these events provide a space to share learning, consider implications for the future and discuss what this means for decision-making today.

Preparing for different futures: Climate change
Thursday 11 June 4-5pm

This session will focus on implications for how we respond to climate change. Find out more and book.

Preparing for different futures: A wellbeing economy
Thursday 18 June 12-1pm

This session will focus on what this could mean for creating a Wellbeing Economy. Booking will be available on WCVA’s Eventbrite page.

You can sign up to our COVID-19 daily updates (Mon – Fri) for the latest COVID-19 news for the voluntary sector in Wales, and get the booking link straight into your inbox as well as other useful information on COVID-19. You can also email to register your interest for these events.

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