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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TSI Covid-19 Learning Project - a focus on the roles Third Sector Interfaces played during Covid-19

This review aims to better understand of the role of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) during the Covid-19 pandemic. It identifies the types of activities undertaken by TSIs during Covid-19, the effectiveness of different approaches and lessons for the future. Based on the fin… hits Read more

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker - wave one infographic summary (Summer 2021)

This infographic summary presents the key findings from the first wave of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker. The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is a longitudinal research project that collects data and information each quarter from a representative panel of third sector organisati… hits Read more

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker - wave one data tables (Summer 2021)

These data tables present the in-depth findings from the first wave (Summer 2021) of The Scottish Third Sector Tracker. hits Read more

Financial vulnerability of Scottish charities during the COVID-19 pandemic

This briefing paper outlines findings on Scottish charities drawing from research conducted as part of the ESRC-funded Assessing financial vulnerability and risk in the UK’s charities during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis project, led by the University of Birmingham in partnershi… hits Read more

Poverty, Opportunity and Participation Cluster: findings on inequalities highlighted or exacerbated by the response to COVID-19. (August 2020)

As a group of third sector professionals which normally work with communities with barriers to opportunities and participation, the group have observed that the Covid19 lockdown response has compounded these barriers. This has resulted in greater inequality in our society. The gr… hits Read more

Pooling Together: How Community Hubs have responded to the COVID-19 Emergency (September 2020)

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust has been undertaking a series of conversations with communities across the UK, exploring the changing relationship between local government, public services and communities. During these conversations, the trust heard fro… hits Read more

Learning from Lockdown: 12 Steps to Eliminate Digital Exclusion. (October 2020)

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 the scale of digital exclusion in the UK has been exposed and exacerbated beyond previous understanding. While new initiatives have been rapidly and successfully delivered, substantially accelerating progress, there is still much more to be done to… hits Read more

Covid-19 Impact on the Cultural Sector: Snap Survey Results

Covid-19/Coronavirus. This interim report provides a summary of the impact of Covid-19 on the Cultural Sector in Scotland, based on an initial one-hundred and forty-one responses. The first pages of the report covers individuals, the second part organisations. Key findings fr… hits Read more

COVID-19 and the impact on Social Enterprise in Scotland

The data in this report has been drawn from a variety of sources: our own experience, members' feedback from individual phone calls, data collated regarding emergency fund applications, the 2019 Census and survey information collected by others. Part one – Sector analysis a.… hits Read more

CAF UK Giving Coronavirus Briefing: How charities and donors are reacting to COVID-19 (March/April 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has been conducting research into giving behaviours across the UK for decades. In these unprecedented times that we find ourselves in due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving a… hits Read more