Research on VCS Organisations in Gloucestershire during Covid-19


The Covid-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations.

In 2020, Barnwood Trust undertook two intelligence gathering exercises to gain insights into how the pandemic was impacting on VCS organisations in Gloucestershire. The first of these exercises was a situation analysis conducted in March and April 2020.

In August – September 2020 Barnwood conducted a further study to gain up to date intelligence about the situation for VCS organisations in Gloucestershire, with the aim of gathering information that could inform funders’ approach to supporting organisations at this time.

VCS organisations and groups in the county were invited to respond to a survey that included questions about their financial health, their beneficiary groups, the services they were delivering and the challenges they currently faced.

More details about the aims and responses to the surveys plus links the full report and executive summaries and recommendations can be found here