Published: 23rd Mar 2021

Volunteers have warned that key local organisations and community spaces will not survive without proper funding and support in a new report. The report published by Local Trust, draws on conversations and research with 150 communities across England a year after the first lockdown. In the report, the volunteers share real concerns about what will happen next, saying that key local organisations and community spaces will not survive without proper funding and support. These are places that relied on income from room hire and fundraisers, which have come to a halt because of the pandemic – yet they have been crucial in providing a point for volunteers to organise local support during the pandemic. Additionally, the report reveals how communities with access to resources and social infrastructure of this kind have been more able to work collaboratively and respond to the multiple obstacles that they faced. In those places without these … (To read the full article, subscribe below)