6 reflections on collaboration during Covid-19
Last week, we hosted the fourth meeting in our series of peer support groups for leaders from healthcare, VCSE and local authorities. From this session, we share the challenges to and pressures of cross-sector partnership working in healthcare settings during the pandemic.
Seeing with an applicant’s eye
15 weeks ago, we proposed five principles to guide funders in rising to the challenge of the unfolding Covid-19 crisis: be bold, be generous, be genuinely flexible, be available, be reassuring. The challenge now is to nurture and grow these new behaviours into the future. So, it is alarming that some VCSE organisations report worrying signs of wobble and strain, even in the most open and agile of funders.
Six ways VCSE leaders are adapting to Covid-19
Over the past 11 weeks, we’ve hosted peer support sessions for over 180 VCSE leaders across the UK. We’re publishing regular briefings about the challenges they are facing; we’ve also heard much about how these are being overcome. In celebration of Small Charity Week, we wanted to share six ways in which VCSE leaders are adapting.
What it's like to be a young hospital volunteer during Covid-19
Two young volunteers at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust give their perspectives on volunteering during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the midst of a pandemic, what are we learning as a group of funders (Comic Relief’s UK Intermediary Funders initiative) that we can hold onto as we move into recovery and renewal? Through this blog, we wanted to share some of the questions we’ve been discussing amongst our five funding organisations.
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