Practical support on cuts
Crowdsourcing the cuts
Voluntary Sector Cuts is a collaborative project which maps intelligence about voluntary groups experiencing reductions in public sector funding.
If you're involved in a voluntary organisation or community group which has been told its statutory funding will be reduced, you can be part of this work by sharing your story through a simple online form.
Your contributions are crucial to building a wider picture of the scale of the challenge ahead in your community, your region, or nationally.
Over 500 cuts have been reported so far, worth over £77 million.
You can also keep up-to-date with all reported cuts on Twitter, either by following @vscuts or the #vscuts hashtag.
Coping with cuts
Smart planning and creative thinking will be crucial to remaining sustainable and resilient in the current economic climate. We’ve pulled together a selection of our practical guides to help you future-proof your organisation in tough financial climes, including advice on:
- funding and finance
- strategy and impact
- managing and developing your workforce
- collaborative working
The Charity Forecast survey gives a quarterly snapshot of NCVO member charity leaders’ views on where they think the sector is headed.
The survey explores our members’ recent experience, current situation, and future plans and expectations in areas such as income and expenditure, staffing, service development, and the wider economy.
To take part in the next survey or get back copies of the report, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compact Voice and Compact Advocacy
If you suspect there has been a breach of public law or the Compact you can contact our Compact Advocacy Programme email the Compact Advocacy Programme or call 020 7520 3161 to speak to an advocate.
Compact Voice, the voice of the voluntary sector on the Compact, are concerned that cuts might be happening in a non-Compact compliant way which threatens the sustainability of local services and voluntary sector providers.
They want to hear about any cuts you are experiencing or anticipating this financial year to better enable them to understand what is happening around the country and to respond to this issue.
Compact Voice also have a range of resources for voluntary groups dealing with cuts, including guides and case studies.
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