Many voluntary, community and social enterprise groups and organisations in South Gloucestershire identified support services for them to ensure that they can remain able to work with communities to help them thrive. Volunteering (find volunteers and managing them) being the highest support need identified again underlines the huge value of volunteers to this area.
There is a need to encourage and support collaboration over funding. According to the survey respondents, only a few organisations collaborate over funding. This would be an ideal situation if more were to consider collaborating in this way, given that 24% of groups anticipated getting less funding and 50% anticipating less, and 24% saying it was very likely that reserves would be needed to remain operational.