Impacts of the crisis on the voluntary sector [Podcast] EP15

Mairi Spowage, Ian Bruce, Jenny Paterson

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Mairi Spowage is joined by Ian Bruce, Chief Officer at the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) and Jenny Paterson, CEO of Breakthrough, to discuss how the current pandemic is affecting the voluntary sector in Scotland. This includes the immediate impact on the sector of the crisis and how the sector has had to adapt in this unprecedented period.

Policy measures to support the sector, the support that organisations are giving to each other, and the long-term impacts on the sector are discussed, including the role that the voluntary sector can have in supporting the economic recovery to come.

(00:50) Impact of the crisis on the voluntary sector, and how it has had to adapt
(08:30) Resilience of the voluntary sector going into the crisis
(14:39) Discussion of policy measures provided by Government
(23:27) How the sector has supported each other
(26:20) Long term impacts on the economy and society, and the role for the voluntary sector in the recovery
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size32.2 MB
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2020


  • Coronavirus
  • pandemic
  • voluntary sector
  • Scotland
  • economic recovery
  • policy measures


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