Find guidance and funding to help your organisation respond to the crisis
During 2020/21, the impact of coronavirus on the voluntary sector in Scotland will be a key focus for our research and policy work.
We will use this page to collate our latest blogs, briefings, and position papers, and to update on opportunities for you to help shape our work in this area.
You can also help us to keep this page up to date with the latest research on the impact of coronavirus on voluntary organisations and the people/communities they work with, which we are collating in our Evidence Library.
All of our work in this area is based on experiences and ideas that we’ve heard from voluntary organisations. Check back for future opportunities to contribute your views.
Catch up on our webinar with the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (26 May 2020).
The Evidence Library is a resource for anyone interested in the voluntary sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector. For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the title, author, date published, web link or attachment, and a short description to email@example.com.
The report, entitled The big trend: Are young people replacing old people as the key volunteering group?, says there have been some fairly dramatic changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, although volunteering among those over the age of 65 has been in decline since 2012… hits Read more
The Cumberland Lodge Report, Resilient Communities, examines opportunities for fostering social cohesion, in ways that help communities to be more resilient to disruptive events and developments and to reconﬁgure more effectively in their wake. The report looks at recent event… hits Read more
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) are running a survey to gauge the impact of coronavirus on people's' mental health and support. The survey is aimed at people living in Scotland, over the age of 16, who receive mental health support, or have been referred for sup… hits Read more
The results of a Carers Trust Scotland survey into the impact of Coronavirus on young carers aged 12 to 17 and young adult carers aged 18 to 25 was published in July 2020. They point to a steep decline in the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of young people across Scotlan… hits Read more
A survey by the Small International Development Charities Network (SIDCN) of 53 small international development charities with annual incomes under £1m and employing fewer than 100 staff found that despite nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of respondents seeing demand for their… hits Read more
This report by the British Red Cross explores food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, as well as the policy, practice and guidance seeking to address it. Access to food in emergencies draws from a collection of national-level polling, interviews and evaluati… hits Read more
This paper by Engender summarises the evidence on the gendered allocation of unpaid care for older and disabled people as well as childcare, housework, and household management. It describes how the Covid-19 lockdown has affected these patterns and analyses how they must be taken… hits Read more
This report is the culmination of ODIHR's efforts to respond to human rights challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the OSCE. It aims to help OSCE participating States learn lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to strengthen their institutions ahead of fu… hits Read more
This report from the Good Things Foundation states that digital has instantly become a universal need, and those without it are also those who have been hardest hit. Lockdown has exposed the cost of digital exclusion more clearly than ever before, and this cost is set to continue… hits Read more
This paper, published by CHEX, argues that by building on the community-led response to Covid-19 and by making use of ways for everyone to take part (e.g. citizens assemblies) we can build a more just and sustainable country which really begins to tackle long-term health inequali… hits Read more