Support coordination between LCCP RET bodies, through roundtable events, best practice guides and sharing of lessons learned - ongoing from Q1 to Q4 (GC, CAF, LCCP RET bodies)
Moving forward on a strategy to use the learning from the report to develop the sector has inevitably been affected by the ongoing nature of the pandemic, with both the timing and the focus on long term measures being impacted by more pressing immediate needs and challenges.However, as the lockdown is eased, it is hoped that progress can re-start, particularly given the potential to improve the sector over the long term by learning and embedding lessons from the last year on areas such as resilience, programme innovation and the use of digital resources.
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is leading a series of activities to support collaboration among charities across the strategy. As part of their work to kick start this programme, CAF issued a survey to recipients of RET funding, which identified four themes of crisis recovery – organisation resilience, programme innovation, the pivot to digital, and collaboration.
The next stage of the project involved interviews with 9 organisations designed to probe deeper into these four areas, which were due to finish in November. Participants have been open about their challenges and successes, and this additional collaboration has led to a slight update on the recover themes: responsiveness to change, organisation resilience, programme innovation and collaboration with digital flowing through each of the above themes. The final report is in development and will include best practices across organisations through the crisis.
To test and refine the recovery framework and assess findings from the report, CAF are planning a roundtable, after which the report will be finalised and completed.