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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National Youth Agency research hub: Covid-19 surveys

A collection of surveys being undertaken in the UK youth sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. The database is UK-wide, and allows searches by UK country as well as topic. Links to surveys including Barnardo's, British Youth Council, Child Poverty Action Group, Youthlink Scotlan… hits Read more

Coronavirus Survey Report (June 2020)

In order to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of coronavirus on the Third Sector, the TSI Scotland Network carried out a national survey over a two-month period with community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, as well as the people and communities in wh… hits Read more

SCVO Research Briefing: State of the Sector, pre-Coronavirus (June 2020)

This briefing gives an overview of the financial profile of the regulated Scottish voluntary sector in 2018, giving us a baseline for understanding sector funding and assets pre- and post-Coronavirus. It covers Scottish charities, housing associations and credit unions. All the d… hits Read more

Navigating Times of Crisis to Protect Regular Giving: Sector insights on regular giving during the coronavirus pandemic, with lessons for the future. (June 2020)

Rapidata, part of The Access Group, surveyed 87 charities of different sizes and supporting a range of causes on how they have adapted their communications to the Covid-19 crisis, for its report Navigating Times of Crisis to Protect Regular Giving. The UK’s lockdown came into… hits Read more

Access to food in emergencies: learning from Covid-19. (July 2020)

This report by the British Red Cross explores food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, as well as the policy, practice and guidance seeking to address it. Access to food in emergencies draws from a collection of national-level polling, interviews and evaluati… hits Read more

Coronavirus and mental health research (August 2020)

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) are running a survey to gauge the impact of coronavirus on people's' mental health and support. The survey is aimed at people living in Scotland, over the age of 16, who receive mental health support, or have been referred for sup… hits Read more

The Crisis of COVID-19 and UK Women’s Charities (June 2020)

Women's Resource Centre (WRC) designed this survey in partnership with Rosa, the UK fund for women and girls, and the Women's Fund for Scotland (WFS), in March-April 2020. The purpose of the survey was for the women’s organisations to describe and explain their needs and the chal… hits Read more

Rescue and recovery: Covid-19, jobs and income security (August 2020)

This report from IPPR highlights three key challenges facing the UK's labour market in the current recession and the coming jobs crisis. It makes recommendations to government, including replacing the furlough scheme with a ‘Coronavirus Work Sharing Scheme' (CWSS) come October.… hits Read more

Weathering the storm: PBE Covid Charity Tracker (August 2020)

Pro Bono Economics have published the results of their Covid Charity Tracker survey for the period 3 to 7 August. The survey drew 455 responses from across the UK and beyond. Key findings include, As a result of covid: 85% of charities expect a negative financial impact… hits Read more

Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19. (August 2020)

This report from the Health Foundation looks at the link between health and income. It explores the nature of the economic shocks experienced in recent years, including those stemming from COVID-19, and the consequences these might have on people’s health. It then considers how w… hits Read more