This new report by UK Community Foundations examines the impact of the pandemic on local Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) and the communities they are based in. It looks at the practical steps that funders can take to ensure that their grant-making is responsive, effective and inclusive to local VCSOs. It also showcases some of the innovative work happening in the community foundation network.

The main conclusions of the report are:

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO, UK Community Foundations, said:

“We all know that the effects of the pandemic are going to be with us for years to come. As funders, this puts the ball firmly in our court. Now more than ever we must make that our grant-making is in tune with the needs of the local charities and community groups that have been a vital lifeline to people. Using the local expertise of our community foundations, the experience of decades of place-based investment, and the unique insights of funded organisations – this report makes a series of realistic recommendations that we can all implement.”

Read the full report here on the UKCF website: https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/news/ukcf-launches-new-report-coronavirus-recovery