The second Snapshot Survey conducted by ComVoices shows that the stresses on our community organisations are increasing.
A survey of over 280 community organisations shows that they are experiencing greater demand for services and are dealing with greater complexity, but with less funding from government and a greater reliance on alternative funding sources.
Over 280 organisations responded to the survey, which was carried out in July 2016. This is the second Snapshot Survey of the community sector conducted by ComVoices in an effort to better understand the sector’s service delivery, resourcing and capacity issues.
Most of the questions were the same as, or similar to those asked in 2014. There are some differences and these have been noted in the following summary of responses. The survey was sent to all ComVoices umbrella groups (see Appendix), and distributed to their members and networks. 286 responses were received. The survey was open throughout July. The level of response is similar to the 2014 survey, providing good rates of comparison.