State of the Sector

MVSC has an important role demonstrating the value and impact of the voluntary sector to the local authority, NHS and other partners.

In order to do this, we recognise the need to have up to date information highlighting the key issues affecting organisations, their trustees, volunteers and employees.

In collaboration with the Merton Partnership, we embarked on an exciting piece of research to explore the state of the sector in Merton. The findings are informing the revised VCS and Volunteering Strategy and Action Plan for a thriving voluntary and community sector in Merton.

Please feel free to use extracts from the reports below whenever you need to demonstrate need for your services in funding applications or similar, referencing MVSC as the source.