Call for Stockport VCSE groups to take part in ‘State of the Sector’ survey

Groups who complete the survey by 25th September will be entered into a prize draw to win up to £1,000 for their organisation.

Stockport Council are encouraging Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to complete the ‘State of the Sector’ survey. This valuable research aims to better understand the VCSE sector, who we recognise are a key partner providing valuable services to and supporting the people of Stockport. The survey runs for ten weeks until 25th September and those who complete it will be entered into a prize draw to win up to £1,000 for their organisation. To complete the survey please visit the survey website.

The last survey in 2017 provided valuable evidence of the important social and economic contribution the VCSE sector brings. The survey is being repeated now as there have been significant changes within the sector, particularly as COVID-19 has shaken up the way we live and how the sector delivers its services.

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said: “We are working collaboratively with our communities as part of our One Stockport initiative and recognise that everyone has an important part to play in shaping future plans for the borough. We have commissioned this survey with Sector3 and our partners across GM to gain a clearer picture of the importance, shape and needs of the sector as we go forward.”

“We know that since the last State of the Sector Survey in 2017 there have been significant changes for the sector, particularly related to COVID-19. We need to know how these changes have affected our sector to enable us to continue to back them up in the superb work they are doing to support the people of Stockport.”

Stockport Council are committed to working collaboratively with the VCSE sector to support communities. ‘Stockport Local’, a new way of working with communities, has been strengthening relationships between public services, communities and volunteers for the past 2 years. One Stockport continues this collaboration, working together as one to build a better future for everyone by connecting communities, promoting health and well-being and supporting our local businesses.