Councillor urges Trafford's VCSE sector to take part in new survey

A leading Councillor is urging those involved in the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector (VCSE) to take part in a survey to showcase its importance to Trafford.

Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, says the new survey will build up a picture of what the situation is currently in Trafford.

The State of the Sector survey, which covers the whole of Greater Manchester, is being organised by the University of Salford and aims to show the huge importance of the VCSE sector to the region.

The last survey in 2017 found there were an estimated 15,890 voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Greater Manchester supporting over 21.9 million interventions with clients, users or beneficiaries. This survey provided valuable evidence to decision makers of the important social and economic contribution the VCSE sector brings to Greater Manchester and its individual boroughs such as Trafford. 

Cllr Whitham said:

“The VCSE sector is massively important to Trafford and is undoubtedly being affected by the whole Covid epidemic. I am urging everyone involved in the sector to please take the time to fill out this survey which will give us a detailed picture of how the sector is operating in Trafford.

We know how important VCSEs are to Trafford in terms of providing valuable services and support to people and this is an opportunity for you to have your say. We want to know what you think – and each and every opinion will be taken into account.”

The State of the Sector is a partnership research initiative between 10GM (a joint venture to support the VCSE sector across Greater Manchester), GMCVO and locality partners. Leading the research on behalf of the partnership will be the University of Salford.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win either £1,000 or £200 for their organisation.

Complete the survey at on the 10GM website.

Posted on Tuesday 29th September 2020