2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone. Find out in our 2020 annual review how we continued to support the Nottinghamshire community in 2020. As well as our plans for development as we look forward to the coming year.
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in March 2020, it had an acute impact on our work. Several months of ‘lockdown’ effected trading activities, resulting in forgoing rent and income from room hire. It also changed the way we viewed and supported our community investment programme. Locally the pandemic has taken its toll but Nottingham has shown great strength and conviction.
Individuals and the social infrastructure surrounding them have repeatedly demonstrated how they can support each other to overcome a crisis. Whilst the overall effect on the Voluntary & Community sector is difficult to assess, it is apparent that not all VCS bodies have been impacted in the same way. Support so far has rightly prioritised the groups directly helping vulnerable people to cope with the crisis. Yet there remains many other groups that are simply un able to adapt their offer and others that while not directly responding to COVID-19, still add value to society and will be heavily relied on as the restrictions are lifted and we establish “new normal” ways of life. Many of these groups will face significant challenges that require additional support going forward.
Read our Annual Review for 2020 here