New data, by Pro Bono Economics, shows that 1 in 10 charities are expected to shut their doors in the next 6 months. The worst affected are small local and regional organisation with an income less than half million every year. The work being done in local communities is now more important than ever.
The most vulnerable members of society have been the worst affected by the lockdown and the reduction of valuable services has meant an increase in secondary deaths due to domestic abuse, mental health, addiction etc. Not only has the reduction resulted in death but its resulted in a poor quality of life for members of society who were already experiencing poor health, poor support and poor home life before the lockdown.
“Lockdown may be easing however, the aftermaths of the pandemic will be felt for years to come. The release of emergency funding by funding bodies and the government has helped to curve some of the long term affects. Yet these new predictions shows a less than optimistic future for communities and the impact it’ll have on local people.” Wil Woan.
If your organisation is struggling during this time or needs to move its services on to a digital platform then contact us and we can provide bespoke advice.