Resilience and small community groups in the North West of England
4 October 2012
The research took place between July 2011 and February 2012, during a period of unprecedented change within the voluntary and community sector (VCS). The responses from 215 groups across the North West with incomes of less than £50,000 pa (70% less than £10,000, 15% no income) shows the diversity and fragility of these groups as well as indicating the requirements needed for their resilience and survival.
The survey results show that not only is there an increased demand for the services and resources provided by small VCS, particularly those working with ‘disadvantaged’ groups, but that crucially these groups are struggling to survive.
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