Helping us to help you

4 December 2017

Earlier this year we asked you what support you needed from us so that we can deliver services relevant to your needs. Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey.

You told us that your biggest achievements are that you have a positive impact on your communities (36%) and that you have been able to support more service users (18%).

Yet, you also told us about your challenges with funding being the greatest challenge you feel you face over the next three years (76%), with recruitment and retention of volunteers (40%), raising awareness of your organisation and what you offer (40%) and the increased demand for services (35%) also being highlighted.

However, over half of respondents have a plan to deal with these challenges and feel comfortable addressing them.

workshopWhere you need support

As we’ve seen in previous years, you told us that you need support with:

  • Recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers
  • Trustee recruitment
  • Funding strategy
  • Grant applications & bid writing
  • Marketing

What we’ll do

In addition, 89% of respondents wanted to be part of a network of local voluntary and community organisations, meeting a couple of times a year with support of a virtual network.

What we’ll do

What you said

“Keep up the good work and your great support for charities in Buckinghamshire.  It really is appreciated.”

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