Help us understand the ongoing impact of Covid-19

Earlier this year, hundreds of you helped us and our local infrastructure partners understand the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that insight has shaped our focus over the challenges of the last few months. Now, we'd like you to take a second survey so we can ensure we can keep supporting you in the areas that matter most to you and your beneficiaries.

In May, we published the findings from our first North East VCSE sector Covid-19 impact survey, which we carried out in partnership with local infrastructure organisations and members of the North East and Cumbria Funder's Network. Our second survey in this series is now live, and will be open to respondents until the end of November.

Like before, taking part will help us understand the real impact of Covid-19 up to now, so we can effectively represent the sector and influence how funders focus their support, both now and in the future. The findings will also be shared with stakeholders including local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, private sector organisations and the health system, to make the case for additional support and resources for the sector, and with national infrastructure partners including NCVO, ACEVO, NAVCA and the Charity Finance Group, to help us influence government decisions affecting the sector.

We realise how busy you are and that survey responses are being asked of you by a number of parties at the current time, but your input is vital to enable us to work more effectively on your behalf and that of the sector in the region.

The survey takes no more than 15 minutes. Access it at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R37S6RH and feel free to share the link.