The Young Ealing Foundation (YEF) and Ealing Community Network (ECN)’s Build Back Better Study aims to provide an understanding of how the sector has responded to the challenges faced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, how it has been impacted and offer practical, cost effective ways in which funders and commissioners of services in the borough, as well as public sector agencies with an interest in Ealing’s residents, can invest in the sector’s sustainability and, in so doing, enable longer term savings to the public purse.

The research activity took place during July 2020, almost four months after lockdown commenced, two months after restrictions started to ease, and just before schools ended their summer term.

In total, the study engaged a total of 109 people from 83 organisations.

We are grateful to the members, partners and other key stakeholders who were so generous with their time, despite the challenging period, in feeding in their insights and views about the effect of the pandemic on the landscape for the voluntary sector, their organisation, them and their peers.

You can read the full report here or by clicking the front cover below.