OCVA Infra-structure survey 2019 – report on findings

Many thanks to all those charities and voluntary groups that completed our infrastructure survey. We had a good response with 74 groups/organisations completing the survey which has given us valuable information about the needs and priorities for the sector.

Oxfordshire County Council is currently reviewing the Infra-structure contract and one of the main reasons for carrying out the survey was to ensure that the views of a wide range of organisations begin to feed into the process to help shape future work and the role of organisations, services and resources providing support to the voluntary sector

The infrastructure survey was available for groups to complete from 11th July – 25th August 2019.

Headlines:

  • 74% of respondents have an income below £100,000.
  • 45% of respondents are registered charities
  • 19% of respondents are community/voluntary groups with a constitution
  • Top 3 types of information/advice sought from outside their organisation are: funding; governance; volunteering
  • Main barriers/challenges in getting support: help with funding applications; fundraising; ongoing funding for core costs
  • 3 main issues for the next 3 years: funding; recruitment of trustees; recruitment/retention of volunteers
  • 3 main areas where new organisations need help and support: volunteers; governance; finding grant funding

Read the full report here: OCVA infrastructure support report 2019