The 16th Quarterly Confidence Report, which surveyed voluntary and community sector organisations in Yorkshire and Humber, has recently been published. It reports that more charities expect stability over the next 12 months in both their organisation and the sector, although few anticipate growth. To meet greater demand for services with less funding, many reported reducing their costs through partnership work and utilising volunteers to support or supplement the work of staff.

This survey also looked specifically at part time staff within the sector, asking whether organisations had reduced staff hours and the reasons for this. A substantial proportion of organisations reported reducing staff hours to reduce costs and avoid redundancies, due to loss of funding or contracts.

The report can be found on Involve Yorkshire & Humber's website.

To discuss opportunities for your organisation to make use of QCS data or contribute questions to future surveys, please contact Helen.Robinson@involveyorkshirehumber.org.uk