Coronavirus Community Support Fund Learning Hub

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The Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) Grantholder Learning Hub was open to all recipients of CCSF and National Lottery emergency funding between October 2020 and August 2021, acting as an opportunity for grantholders to come together and share and learn from each other during the pandemic.

Over 3,200 grantholders signed up to the Learning Hub with 78% rating the hub as useful overall. During the hub's existence there were 900 posts and comments, over 400 people attended Ideas Exchanges and over 300 people took part in live events.

It aimed to:

  • Develop online learning activities that enabled grantholders to navigate their way through changing circumstances.
  • Identify and share innovative practice, lessons learned, and which approaches are most effective.
  • Understand what grantholders will continue doing into the future, what they will let go of, and why.
  • Share, test and debate this learning more widely.

You can find out more about how the Learning Hub was designed and delivered by reading Learning from the process of delivering the grantholder Learning Hub and associated activities.

The following reports contain reflections on delivering services during a pandemic and recommend improvements that can be made by grantholders, funders and the public sector to enable a stronger voluntary and community sector:

  1. Building connections and trust in a crisis
  2. Building organisational resilience for the future
  3. Creating a culture of wellbeing to support staff and volunteers
  4. How the pandemic shaped volunteering: Learning for the future
Last updated: Wednesday 17 November, 2021