As Covid-19 raced around the globe and overwhelmed our communities, the three organisations that form the Support Cambridgeshire partnership – like so many others – have had to make some big adjustments to respond to changing needs and practices. Our face-to-face events were all cancelled but people and organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector still needed our support.
Each partner has seen an increase in demand, as new organisations were set up in response to the pandemic, and existing ones needed additional support as their remit grew. The demand from the local communities they serve had shot up at the same time as many income streams dwindled or disappeared completely.
This infographic highlights the impact the Support Cambridgeshire partnership has made across the county. It looks at our six themes – Parish & Town Councils, Training, Voice and Representation, Community Building Support, Volunteering and Social Action, and Communication and Funding – and draws out some of the facts and figures of our work during the first six months of the pandemic (March to August 2020).