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MVA Survey findings report on how Local Charities have been Impacted by COVID, Summer 2021

MVA recently published their findings from the survey responses from their May/June 2021 campaign

Nearly all local charities have experienced some form impact from Covid-19, whether on their service delivery, finances, staff, or staff morale, according to findings from MVA’s 2021 survey campaign.


In their continued efforts to engage with, support and provide guidance to the sector, MVA conducted a survey between May and June of 2021 to record the impact of COVID-19 on the Voluntary sector during this period. 600 Organisations were invited and 73 took part.

Working alongside Nottingham Trent University to share part of this data, the findings reflected upon MVA’s similar work carried out in late 2020.

The results explored the impacts of Covid-19, providing background insight into the issues concerning how the pandemic had changed the organisations, how they now operate and carry out their services, and how it has affected its people, including staff and volunteers. Notable findings included evidence of adaptability and agility in reported organisations, and an Increase in volunteering.

To view the results of the survey, you can here and previous surveys here

MVA’s new survey is live and can be found here. We would encourage all VCSE organisations within Medway to complete the survey and share your organisation’s reality as it stands now. We will compare and contrast with previous surveys to map where areas of improvement and more resources are needed. We should like to thank you for taking this time to invest in the future of your organisation and in the future of Medway VCSE.