Coronavirus evidence library


The Evidence Library is a resource for anyone interested in the voluntary sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector. For further information email:

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Weathering the storm: Get Heard Scotland 2020/2021 summary report

Get Heard Scotland (GHS) is a programme coordinated by the Poverty Alliance and funded by the Scottish Government as part of Every Child Every Chance, the Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. GHS is designed to help people on low incomes get their voices… hits Read more

COVID-19 and Communities Listening Project: A Shared Response

This report considers how organisations and communities across the UK adapted and responded to the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over this six month period the Carnegie UK Trust had over 80 conversations with people from 16 communities across the UK, focussing on… hits Read more

Living through a pandemic: experiences of low-income families in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Between November 2020 and March 2021, the Poverty Alliance spoke with 32 families with direct experience of poverty as part of Get Heard Scotland (GHS). The key aim of this research was to understand what works, what does not work, and what should be changed in relation to tackli… hits Read more

Community in Action Learning Report

The ALLIANCE’s Community in Action project's analysis of third sector organisations’ initial response to COVID-19. This report covers activity from March to September 2020, during this first wave, with organisations urgently seeking new ways of working. During this time 51 Co… hits Read more

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker - wave two infographic summary (Winter 2021/22)

This infographic summary presents the key findings from the second wave of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker. The findings suggest that most third sector organisations continue to face challenges in the face of the pandemic. However, there has been improvement in the sector’s… hits Read more

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker - wave two data tables (Winter 2021/22)

These tables present the in-depth findings from the second wave of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker. To view responses to a particular question, click on the link in the contents tab. For example, if you want to view responses to question 2 (Q02), follow link number 18 in ro… hits Read more

Wellbeing, Succession & Diversity In Scotland's Voluntary Sector Leadership

144 voluntary sector CEO’s and senior leaders, members and non members of ACOSVO filled out our Wellbeing, Succession and Diversity survey which ran from July 19th to August 23rd 2021. Key findings from this snapshot of Scotland’s sector leaders showed a huge disparity in fee… hits Read more

The Road to Recovery: Lessons Learned from Scotland’s Volunteering Response to the pandemic

The 'Road to Recovery' report explores the actual and projected impact of COVID-19 on volunteering in Scotland during the pandemic and over the longer term. Research evidence was drawn from the period March 2020 – August 2021. This Scottish Report ‘forms part of a UK-wide resea… hits Read more

Coming Out of Covid-19: Reimagining Scotland

RSE Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission report, ‘Reimagining Scotland’, making several recommendations for decision-makers to support Scotland’s Covid recovery. The Commission was established to identify and address some of the immediate policy implications and challenges arising… hits Read more

Inclusion Scotland Covid-19 Evidence Survey (April 2020)

Inclusion Scotland created a survey to gather evidence of what disabled people are experiencing during Covid-19, and received 822 responses. Key findings "Our survey quickly showed that the Covid-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the mental health of disabled people… hits Read more