Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has been publishing briefing papers on the challenges faced by VCSE leaders during the crisis, and its fifth publication is now available to download for free.
The latest paper - Focusing on what we can do - reflects the experiences of 36 charities shared with IVAR between 29 April and 11 May 2020, and its reflections on the questions and opportunities for funders that these raise.
As VCSE leaders entered weeks five and six of the lockdown, three main challenges remained at the forefront of their minds:
- How should they continue to adapt services and working practices in order to respond to changing/increasing beneficiary need?
- How can they plan at a time of huge uncertainty?
- How might they respond to reductions and pressures on organisational income?
Download the paper at ivar.org.uk/briefing-paper/focusing-on-what-we-can-do, and read the full series of briefings at ivar.org.uk/covid-19-briefings.