21/03/2022 - Permalink

Voluntary and community sector organisations encouraged to complete a State of the Sector survey

Related topics: Community / Partner organisations

The Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) is running its first State of the Sector survey since 2017.

Just think about how much has happened in the intervening five years! It is so important that we hear from you.

Hearing from lots of different organisations from across the county will give us good data. Getting good data means that we can reliably communicate the value of the sector to our partners and funders and we can give you trustworthy factsthat you can use in grant applications and in promoting your work.

With funding opportunities becoming narrower and so many organisations struggling, it is more important than ever that we communicate the important economic and social value that the VCS sector provides to Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

logo for voluntary and community sector assembly

Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly in Shropshire logo

We know that your time is precious, and that it takes time to complete this survey (approximately 30 minutes), but we hope you will find that there is a huge value to your individual organisation and to the sector as a whole in having this kind of data available.

You do not have to disclose anything you don’t want to. All data will be anonymised, and you can choose what data to report (or not), including the name and contact details of your organisation, if you wish.

However, if you do wish to provide your contact information, we are offering to make any organisation that wants one a free infographic using their data that they can use for funding or promotional purposes should they wish.

The survey closes on Thursday 31 March 2022, so please don’t delay. We want to hear from voluntary organisations, non-profits, charities and community interest companies all across the county, so please share it.

The survey is here: 2022 VCSA state of the sector survey | Shropshire Council