Funding Crisis management

CFG urges charities to share vital data on cost of living impact


CFG is calling on charity members and non-members alike to provide vital information on the impact of the cost of living on their organisations.

Data is now being collected that will feed into discussions on the state of the sector and your input is needed!

The State of the Sector survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

The survey contains questions about your organisation's finances, demand, volunteering and staff, as well as questions about energy costs.

You might want to have your latest accounts and energy bill (if relevant) available. If you're unsure on any answer, please do seek input from your colleagues.

The survey will close on 21 November - so don't delay!

This is a moment of rapid change for the sector, as the cost of living bites and energy prices rise. Government needs to understand what charities, community groups and voluntary organisations are experiencing right now. By filling out this survey, you can help us to tell them.

Backed by all the major membership bodies, including CFG, and carried out by the independent experts at Pro Bono Economics and Nottingham Trent University, this survey is essential to understanding the challenges faced by organisations right now, and the scale of support that’s needed.

By completing the survey, you'll be making sure government takes account of your organisation’s situation as it reviews which sectors will keep getting help with their energy bills in the new year.

Daniel King, Director of the National VCSE Data and Insights Observatory at Nottingham Trent University, said:

“The cost of living crisis creates pressing challenges for many charities, as rising costs meet falling income and escalating demand. Developing this survey to capture real time data about the impact of the crisis on the sector and how the sector is responding is really important.

“We are delighted that the Observatory is teaming up with Pro Bono Economics to work with the sector to co-design this survey, and to analyse it in an independent way. This survey provides an opportunity to get the best insights into the sector at a time of significant change.”



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