Find guidance and funding to help your organisation respond to the crisis
During 2020/21, the impact of coronavirus on the voluntary sector in Scotland will be a key focus for our research and policy work.
We will use this page to collate our latest blogs, briefings, and position papers, and to update on opportunities for you to help shape our work in this area.
You can also help us to keep this page up to date with the latest research on the impact of coronavirus on voluntary organisations and the people/communities they work with, which we are collating in our Evidence Library.
All of our work in this area is based on experiences and ideas that we’ve heard from voluntary organisations. We are currently inviting voluntary organisations to:
Join us for the SCVO members Q&A with the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on Tuesday 26 May.
Contribute your views to the voluntary sector’s input to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery by reading this short background note and sharing your thoughts through our online form before 5pm on Friday 22 May.
The Evidence Library is a resource for anyone interested in the voluntary sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector. For further information email: email@example.com.
Email the title, author, date published, web link or attachment, and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusion Scotland created a survey to gather evidence of what disabled people are experiencing during Covid-19, and received 822 responses. Key findings "Our survey quickly showed that the Covid-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the mental health of disabled people… hits Read more
Blog exploring a simple tool to help how we learn from and make sense of the crisis, and how we build bridges to a post-pandemic future. The RSA model suggests putting the measures that we’ve all taken in response to Covid-19 into four categories - stopping activity, pausing ac… hits Read more
Letter to Members of the Local Government and Communities Committee summarising the first phase of the Third Sector Resilience Fund: - Levels of applications and awards made - Details of awards by organisation type and size - Level of demand - future of fund Grant applic… hits Read more
Polling by Relate UK, which finds that the coronavirus lockdown is impacting negatively on many couples and families. Relate and Relationships Scotland warn of a "post-lockdown relationship reckoning”. Key findings -More than one in eight people surveyed who currently li… hits Read more
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Findings based on the analysis of an online YouGov survey that ran from 6-11 May 2020. The total sample size was 6,005 adults, aged 18-65. Key findings - Nearly one-third of lower-paid employees have lost jobs or been furloughed, compared to less… hits Read more
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Findings based on the analysis of an online YouGov survey that ran from 6-11 May 2020. The total sample size was 6,005 adults, aged 18-65. Key findings: - Younger and older workers have experienced the brunt of the hit to jobs and pay - 35%… hits Read more
Survey of young people from across Scotland on their concerns about COVID-19. The survey took places from 3rd – 17th April 2020. The survey received 2,421 completed responses. Key Findings Young people’s concerns regarding the impact of coronavirus (COVID19) 1. Over two… hits Read more
23 sector leaders share their experiences of the impact of Coronavirus on them and their organisations, sharing stories of stress, challenges, digital innovation and resilience. hits Read more
This briefing uses evidence on women’s labour market participation, and analysis of the anticipated economic impacts of the current crisis to outline the impact of COVID-19 on women’s labour market equality. It also underscores the importance of gathering and using gender-sensiti… hits Read more
Edinburgh Poverty Commission was launched in November 2018 and over 15 months met 6 times in full session. During that period, we have held 100 evidence sessions and project visits, met and heard from over 70 local organisations, commissioned significant new research into the e… hits Read more