Building a positive legacy together – briefing 16 on the challenges faced by VCSE leaders during the Covid-19 crisis
IVAR has released its sixteenth and final briefing in this series which shares the experiences of 26 leaders participating in the last of their online Emergency Response peer support sessions. The report covers IVAR’s reflections on the questions and opportunities for funders that they raise. It’s release coincides with the announcement of our new peer support for leaders: Leading in Uncertainty starting in June.
With the further lifting of Covid-19 restrictions and a clear ‘roadmap’ for future easing, leaders have been in a reflective mood. Conversations have focused on their mixed experiences of life during the pandemic, and the implications for the state of the sector and their role within it.
Three concerns stand out as front of mind for VCSE leaders:
What are we learning about the support VCSE leaders may need? VCSE leaders focused on the need for flexible funding practices and the importance of clear and open communication, with clear messages to funders.
Two stand-out messages for funders:
The full report can be found here https://www.ivar.org.uk/briefing-paper/building-positive-legacy-together/