State of the Sector 2020

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 21st July 2020

The State of the Sector survey is back and we need your help!

The last survey in 2017 found there were an estimated 15,890 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Greater Manchester supporting over 21.9 million interventions with clients, users or beneficiaries and are worth a total income into the city region estimated to be £1.3 billion. This survey provided valuable evidence to decision makers of the important social and economic contribution the VCSE Sector brings to Greater Manchester and its individual boroughs.

It's now time to repeat the survey as there have been significant changes within the sector, local areas and Greater Manchester, particularly as the impact of COVID-19 has radically changed how we live and how the sector delivers its services. 

We need to know how these changes have affected our sector to enable local organisation to continue to make a difference by providing valuable services and supporting the people of Greater Manchester.

The survey is now live! Click here to make sure your voice is included in this important piece of work.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win either £1,000 or £200 for their organisation. 

This research will not just enable us to shine a spotlight, but also give a voice to every local area and Greater Manchester as a whole.

The State of the Sector is a partnership research initiative between 10GM (a joint venture to support the VCSE sector across Greater Manchester), GMCVO and locality partners. Leading the research on behalf of the partnership will be the University of Salford