The purpose of this research is to increase the volume of the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in the London Borough of Sutton, by raising the noise about our contributions and impact and increasing the capacity of the sector for the future.
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Just 2 things to clarify...

Who should fill it in? Where possible, someone with full oversight of the organisation's operations and strategy (e.g. a CEO) should complete it.

Before you start, you'll need to know your organisation's annual income, and how much comes from different sources, the number of hours your staff work in total per week, and the number of volunteers and volunteer hours your organisation uses each year.

The survey should take about 20 minutes.

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ABOUT YOU

This section will take about a minute.
 
What's the name of the organisation you represent? *

 
And what's your first name? *

 
Hi, {{answer_49994179}}!

What's your surname? *

 
What's your role at {{answer_49994148}}? *

 
Do you accept the Terms & Conditions below? *

I understand and accept the following:

The purpose of this survey is to collect data about the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector as part of an assets-mapping project called 'Amplify'; and that the information I supply on behalf of {{answer_49994148}} will be included in the final report.

The party collecting and processing the information, known as 'the Amplify team', consists of employees from both Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector and Volunteer Centre Sutton)

My personal details, including my email address, will be kept securely, will not be passed on to any third parties and will only be used by the Amplify team to contact me after completing the survey in order to clarify any information given and provide me with relevant updates about 'Amplify' engagement events and the final report.
     
 
IDENTITY + PURPOSE

This section will take about a minute.
 
Which of the following options best describes what {{answer_49994148}} does? *

Please pick a maximum of 3 options. You may have to scroll down to see all of them.

 
Sorry, you can only select a maximum of 3 options.

Please de-select 1 or more of your choices.

 
Which of the following options best describe the types of services and activities  {{answer_49994148}} delivers in the London Borough of Sutton? *

Please select a maximum of 5 options.

 
Sorry, you can only select a maximum of 5 options.

Please de-select 1 or more of your choices.

 
How long has {{answer_49994148}} been operating as a VCSE sector organisation in the London Borough of Sutton? *


 
BENEFICIARIES + GEOGRAPHY

This section will take about 3 minutes.
 
Which option below represents the group who are the primary beneficiaries of {{answer_49994148}}'s activities and services? *

Please select ONE option only. You will be able to select other options in the next question.

If your beneficiaries don't fit a specific group, you can select the option 'No group in particular'.

 
Which of the following beneficiaries do the activities and services of {{answer_49994148}} also impact? *

Please select ALL that apply, including where you work with people at risk of these issues.

 
What's the total number of beneficiaries that {{answer_49994148}} supports on an annual basis? *

Please note this needs to be a number and symbols cannot be used. If you don't have exact numbers, please put as accurate an estimate as possible.


 
In which of the following wards of the borough is the main office or administrative hub of {{answer_49994148}}? *

If your office is located outside of Sutton, please select 'Other'

 
In which of the following wards of the borough does {{answer_49994148}} invest the majority of its organisational resources? *

i.e. Where are the organisation's services actually delivered? Where do its beneficiaries actually live? For organisations that are part of a wider umbrella body, please just focus on the London Borough of Sutton.

 
GOVERNANCE

This section will take about 3 minutes.
 
Which status describes the type of organisation you are? *

You may pick more than one option.

 
Does {{answer_49994148}} have a Board of Trustees? *

     
 
How many trustees does {{answer_49994148}} have? *

Please type a number.
 
And how many hours in total do those {{answer_49998663}} trustees give to {{answer_49994148}} in an average month? *

Please enter a number with no units.
 
Would you say that your board of trustees is as representative of your beneficiaries as it could be? *

     
 
How could {{answer_49994148}}'s board of trustees be more representative of its beneficiaries? *

 
What skills-based expertise do the trustees bring to the organisation? *

NB: If you are part of an umbrella organisation, please only select skills represented within the London Borough of Sutton

Please select ALL that apply

 
Has {{answer_49994148}} had any challenges in recruiting trustees over the past 2 years? *

     
 
Which of the following challenges have you faced, if any, in recruiting trustees? *


 
STAFF

This section will take about a minute.
 
How many employees does {{answer_49994148}} have? *

Please include full-time, part-time and apprentice staff.
 
What's the total number of hours these employees work per week if added altogether? *

This will enable us to consistently measure the number of full-time equivalent posts per organisation.
 
Have you ever employed an apprentice? *


 
What challenges have you faced, or do you still face, having an apprentice as part of your team? *


 
What challenges did you face when employing an apprentice? *


 
What would be the challenges to {{answer_49994148}} of recruiting an apprentice? *


 
Which skills do {{answer_49994148}}'s employees have? *

Only select those skills represented by your employee team (including apprentices). Skills of volunteers and trustees are covered in a different question.

NB: If you are part of an umbrella organisation, please only select skills represented within the London Borough of Sutton

Please tick ALL that apply

 
VOLUNTEERS

This section will take about 2 minutes.
 
How many individuals (not including trustees) volunteer for your organisation on a regular basis? *

By 'regular' we mean those individuals who volunteer weekly, monthly or bi-monthly, rather than those who volunteer on a one-off or ad-hoc basis.
 
How many individuals volunteer for your organisation on an ad-hoc basis? *

By 'ad-hoc' we mean those individuals who volunteer for one-off events or otherwise special activities (e.g. summer clubs, religious festivals, trips, fairs, etc) rather than those who contribute to the running of regular activities.
 
Thinking only about those {{answer_50000651}} individuals who volunteer on a regular basis, what would you estimate is the total number of hours these volunteers give to {{answer_49994148}} per year? *

This will enable us to calculate volunteer contribution in terms of economic and social value.

We will ask about one-off volunteers in the next question.

As a reference:
- someone volunteering 3 hours a week for 48 weeks gives 144 hours annually
- someone volunteering 2 hours a week during school term-times gives 78 hours annually
- someone volunteering 1 day every month gives 84 hours annually
 
Thinking only about those {{answer_50180702}} individuals who volunteer on an ad-hoc basis, what would you estimate is the total number of hours these volunteers contribute to {{answer_49994148}} over the course of a year? *

This will enable us to calculate volunteer contribution in terms of economic and social value.
 
Which skills do {{answer_49994148}}'s volunteers have?  *

Do not include skills of trustees here, as these are covered in a different question.

NB: If you are part of an umbrella organisation, please only select skills represented within the London Borough of Sutton

Please tick ALL that apply

 
How challenging has {{answer_49994148}} found it to get the volunteer support it needs? *

 
What are the main challenges you have faced in terms of recruiting volunteers? *


 
What do you think are the reasons why {{answer_49994148}} has faced challenges in being supported by volunteers? *


 
FINANCE

This section will take about 4 minutes.
 
What is {{answer_49994148}}'s total annual income? *

This can be the figure published in your latest audited accounts, or the closest estimate you can make based on the information you have for the current year.

If you are part of an umbrella organisation, this figure should be the local income only.

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How did you derive this figure for the total annual income?


 
Which of the following sources of income does {{answer_49994148}} benefit from? *

Following this question, you will be asked to say how much of your annual income comes from each source that you select. This can be actual figures or rough percentages of your annual income.

You may have to scroll down to see all the options. Please select ALL that apply.

 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Local Contracts?

(e.g. LBS tenders)

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Local Funding?

(e.g. Sutton Community Fund)

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from National Contracts?

(e.g. Government funded initiatives)

Please specify either of the following figures:
- the exact amount in GBP (£)
- the approximate percentage of the total annual incomePlease specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from National Funding?

(e.g. Foundations, Trusts, etc.)

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Corporate Sponsorship?

(e.g. Businesses, Banks, etc.)

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Crowd Funding?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Donations?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Fundraising by Supporters?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Legacies?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Chargeable Packages or Services?

(e.g. Training, Support services, etc.)

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from Social Enterprise Income?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
How much of the total income of £{{answer_51392186}} comes from its Umbrella Organisation?

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
Which Other Sources contribute to {{answer_49994148}}'s annual income, and how much of the total £{{answer_51392186}} comes from these sources? *

If there are several Other Sources, please give each source and its associated amount on a separate line by typing Shift-Enter after each line.

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can.
 
Does {{answer_49994148}} own any property within the London Borough of Sutton? *

     
 
What is the approximate total value of the organisation's property within the London Borough of Sutton? *

Please specify the exact amount in GBP (£) - you don't need to include the £ sign.
If you are unable to give an exact amount, please approximate as closely as you can
 
Has {{answer_49994148}} experienced a reduction in funding over the past 5 years? *

     
 
To what extent to you agree or disagree with the following statement?

"{{answer_49994148}} delivers the same services on fewer resources than 5 years ago." *

 
To what extent to you agree or disagree with the following statement?

"{{answer_49994148}} has made cuts to staff hours over the past 5 years." *

 
Which of the following areas has {{answer_49994148}} had to cut back on due to a reduction in funding? *

We would like to know the impact that cuts have had on the VCSE sector.

 
COLLABORATIONTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

This section will take about 2 minutes.

We'll shorten 'Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector' to 'VCSE Sector' in all the statements.
 
"The VCSE sector in the London Borough of Sutton is made up of a diverse range of organisations." *

 
"{{answer_49994148}} perceives itself to be part of a wider VCSE sector" *

 
"Organisations within the VCSE sector communicate productively with each other." *

 
"Organisations in Sutton's VCSE sector work collaboratively for the benefit of those they serve." *

 
"{{answer_49994148}} currently works in partnership with 2 or more other local VCSE sector organisations." *

 
"{{answer_49994148}} has saved money by sharing resources with other VCSE sector organisations (e.g. back office functions, IT, office space, staff, etc.)" *

 
"{{answer_49994148}} provides early intervention and/or prevention services of some kind." *

 
"The VCSE sector delivers the majority of early intervention and prevention work within the London Borough of Sutton." *

 
"{{answer_49994148}} receives infrastructure and capacity building support appropriate to its needs." *

 
"Local residents are supportive of the work that {{answer_49994148}} does." *

 
"The Local Authority (LBS) is supportive of the work that {{answer_49994148}} does." *

 
How do you think the Local Authority (LBS) could be more supportive to {{answer_49994148}}? *

 
Does {{answer_49994148}} work with or alongside any public sector bodies? *

For example, the Police, Fire Brigade, Health departments, Hospitals, CCG's, Schools, London Borough of Sutton Local Authority, etc.
     
 
Which of the following remarks would you say are true of the Public Sector bodies that {{answer_49994148}} works with or alongside? *

Please select as many as you like.

 
Do you have any other comments that you feel you have not had the opportunity to communicate during the survey?

Please feel free to email us at any point before the close of the survey to add additional comments: amplifytheVCSEsector@gmail.com
{{answer_49994179}}, we're so grateful that you've given up your time to participate in this survey on behalf of {{answer_49994148}}. Your answers are invaluable to increasing the volume of the VCSE sector in Sutton. 

One final request: Please share this survey with as many VCSE sector colleagues as you can! Either use the sharing buttons below, or copy and paste this link into an email: http://bit.ly/AmplifySurvey
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