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Working Together for the Future
In September 2012, Lancaster City Council met with representatives from the voluntary sector to discuss their needs, issues and opportunities in the District – particularly around capacity.
Economic Crisis, Need and Voluntary Organisations in the Lancaster District
The research was commissioned by Lancaster District CVS and carried out with funding support from Lancaster University’s Faculty for Arts and Social Science and has recently been used to inform changes to the funding priorities of a local Charitable Trust.
In the light of the ‘double dip’ recession and austerity measures, we wanted to gauge how individuals in the District who potentially will be most acutely affected by these economic trends are faring at the current time; the impact upon and response from our voluntary, community and faith groups.
The State of Volunteering in the Lancaster District
Alan Chapman produced a report which explored volunteering issues in the District, following the closure of the Volunteer Bureau in Lancaster, around the need to develop volunteer brokerage and strengthen partnership working.
Premises Needs for Voluntary Sector Organisations in the Lancaster District
Michael Hallam conducted a survey that looked at the premises needs for voluntary sector organisations in the District that included location, space and staffing requirements as well as quality of buildings and sharing of resources.
The Sector Counts
In the Summer of 2009, Lancaster District CVS produced a report on the contribution of the voluntary sector in the District. Click on the link below to download a copy.
External Basis Evaluation
BASIS, a Big Lottery funded voluntary sector capacity building project (second round), was delivered by Lancaster and District Community Voluntary Solutions from 2008 to 2013. This evaluation of the project was prepared by Lancaster University in 2013.