The Institute for Voluntary Action Research have launched a new study: Thinking about Sustainability. Recent years have seen growing tension between funders’ encouragement for sustainability, and the turbulent environment that voluntary organisations operate within. Expectations and requirements for sustainability can become a source of misunderstanding and difficulty in relationships between funders and small to medium-sized voluntary and community organisations. IVAR’s study looks in detail at the meanings and assumptions behind the word and what funders can do to help. More information on the study can be found here.
The Trussell Trust’s latest figures show an 18.8% increase in use of food banks this year.