State of the Sector Report 2018

Report on the state of the VCSE Sector in Warwickshire.

This week is national Small Charities Week, where we celebrate and raise the profile of the charity sector. On ‘Policy Day’ Warwickshire CAVA is proud to announce the launch of their second State of the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector Report.

The report brings together feedback and data from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations operating across Warwickshire following its survey in 2017. The report explores key areas such as workforce, income, expenditure and relationships. It is a valuable resource for not only the VCSE Sector but also public and private sector partners.

SoS Report 2017 Cover

Key findings show that:

There are nearly 10,000 active groups in Warwickshire;
28% of organisations have had to reduce their reserves to cover their ongoing running costs;
90% of all charitable income in Warwickshire is going to only 8% of organisations;
64% of organisations have seen an increase in demand for their services (up from 44% in 2015/16);
The economic value of volunteering in Warwickshire is over £80 million.

The report and a quick ’10 facts’ guide can be found attached below. 

On the importance of the State of the Sector report, Paul Tolley, Chief Executive of Warwickshire CAVA said:

We are very appreciative of the time organisations took to complete the survey; the report really shows the diversity and incredible amount of hard work, energy and passion there is within our sector. Our second report helps us to predict the areas of increasing need and demand that our members will face over the coming years; with effective support from all quarters, our sector will cope and thrive in these challenging and uncertain times.

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