Published: 22nd Apr 2021

There have been ‘promising signs of improvement’ in relationships and collaboration between charities and local authorities during the pandemic, according to a new survey. More than half of the charities surveyed for the Respond, Recover and Reset: The Voluntary Sector and Covid-19 project, which is led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University, said local authorities have become ‘more responsive’ to their needs during coronavirus, and many charities have increased their engagement with local government. The research shows a high level of collaboration between charities and local government during the past year, with 71% of respondents reporting that they were involved in working with a local authority. Over half of respondents (52%) said that local authorities had become more responsive to their needs as a result of the pandemic. There is also evidence of increased engagement and partnership between charities and local authorities during … (To read the full article, subscribe below)