Some may say the past twelve months, compared to others, has been a quiet year for our society, with no significant health crisis or political upheaval and that perhaps a glimpse of positivity can be seen for our communities with things calming down.
Last year, the State of the Sector report showed a decrease in volunteer numbers against an increase in those individuals that groups support having more complex needs and, therefore, longer waiting lists. The 2023 report and its findings have been essential in helping Support Cambridgeshire make a case for the crucial role of voluntary and community groups in our communities with tightening budgets and cuts to services.
It’s that time again when we ask for five minutes of your precious time to let us know how you’re coping in this environment. Are you still struggling to find volunteers? Has funding increased? Are you more optimistic today about the future of your group? We want to know!
We need as many individuals from charities, not-for-profit organisations, and community groups to complete the 2024 Survey of Cambridgeshire Community Groups and Charities. This way, we can see what is happening across the county and whether the challenges you are currently facing are the same as last year or if there is something we all need to be aware of coming down the road.
All organisations that fill out the survey will be entered into a prize draw for £100 for that organisation. The closing date for the survey is 4th March , and the prize draw will follow this.