Community notice Category: Notice
The Lloyds Bank Foundation is launching its new report The ‘Value of Small’ in a Big Crisis at a webinar on 23 February, from 10-11.30, on Zoom.
The Minister for Civil Society and DCMS, Baroness Diana Barran MBE will be joining them, as they discuss new research – The ‘Value of Small’ in a Big Crisis: the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of smaller charities in England and Wales during the COVID 19 pandemic.
“At this event, we will be sharing and drawing upon new research we’ll be launching later this month: The Value of Small in a Big Crisis. The findings in this report support and expand the original findings of small and local charities being distinctive in who they support, how they carry out their work and the role they play in their communities, as well as the social and economic value they create for their communities.
“This new research shows that the distinctive nature of local charities enabled them to respond effectively to the crisis; they showed up and stuck around for people when they were needed most in ways that larger charities, the public sector and informal support and mutual aid weren’t always able to. They demonstrated absorptive and adaptive capacity through their resilience absorbing the impact of the crisis on their work, operations and the communities they support, adapting quickly and continuously through adjustments and innovations to keep vulnerable people safe, fed, informed and well.
“This event is a chance to hear about the value of small and local charities, how they have been instrumental in responding to the COVID pandemic in their communities, and how they should form a key part of both building back better and any future crisis response. We’ll also be discussing what the sector, government and society should do to support small and local charities and those they serve through 2021 and beyond. ”
The event will include:
- The key findings from ‘The Value of Small in a Big Crisis‘ research team from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research.
- The opportunity to hear from the Minister for Civil Society and DCMS Baroness Diana Barran MBE.
- Local charities sharing their experiences of responding to the pandemic, the challenges they faced and how they adapted to the crisis.
- A panel discussion with representatives from local government, and small and local charities.
- A chance for you to be part of the conversation about how small and local charities are supported through 2021 and beyond.