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

Forgotten? Mental Health Care and Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 2021)

This report summarises key findings from a longitudinal research project undertaken by Jacki Gordon on behalf of SAMH. Over 1,000 people took part in the research, through three surveys which ran in August, October and November 2020, and a series of 15 interviews which took place… hits Read more

Rewriting the Rules Report. Social Enterprise in Glasgow: The Covid-19 Response (March 2021)

This report highlights the challenges faced – and, importantly, recognises the contribution made by Glasgow's social enterprise community in addressing these challenges – both over the last twelve months – and also as we look ahead. The report was put together with the full parti… hits Read more

Charities Aid Foundation Charity Landscape 2022

Each year CAF surveys charity leaders to understand the challenges they face, and to assess the impact these challenges have on the sector’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. The pandemic has shown how essential charities are within the community, whilst they fac… hits Read more