Right to Regenerate: Reform of the Right to Contest (inefficient use of public sector land)

Deadline 13th March 2021

The government wants to empower people to challenge the inefficient use of public sector land in their communities, and to bring it into better economic use, including to provide new homes. The government is consulting on the effectiveness of these requests as it considers reforms to make the process more efficient and more transparent.

This consultation paper sets out a number of questions relating to the effectiveness of Strand 2 (land owned by a local authority or certain other public bodies) of the Right to Contest under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 operated by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.


DCMS Survey: To Better Understand Safe Volunteering During Covid 19

Deadline 12th October 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is currently developing guidance to help volunteer-involving organisations, groups and bodies based in England better understand how volunteering can be done safely and effectively during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

As part of this guidance development, they are asking employees and volunteers from volunteer-involving organisations, groups and bodies to complete a short survey. The results of this survey will be used to help ensure this guidance meets the needs of its users.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Click here for the survey.

Small Charity Leaders Insight Survey 2020 by Weston Charity Awards

Deadline 9th of October 2020

The results of the following survey will be used as part of the Weston Charity awards campaign.

The Awards help charities to plan for sustainability and effectiveness through a year-long programme of strategic coaching along with funding. 
This survey will take around seven minutes to complete.

As a small incentive, a donor has provided a Divine Fairtrade Chocolate Hamper, which will be won by one charity picked at random from those who take part.

Click here for the survey.

COVID-19 & VCSE Organisation Responses: Barometer survey

Each round is expected to open and close around the same time each month until November 2021.

This project examines COVID-19 impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. In particular, it focuses on providing real-time data about how the pandemic is impacting voluntary organisations working-practices and operations, their responses, learning and resilience.

To find out more click here.

National Impact Survey Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

Deadline 21st August 2020

This survey is being administered by Neighbourhood Watch. The purpose of the survey is to collect information and data to better understand the diversity and reach of Neighbourhood Watch and its effectiveness in reducing crime and the fear of crime in this area and supporting a more neighbourly community.

The data will be used by Neighbourhood Watch to target our activity to make Neighbourhood Watch membership more inclusive and our activity more effective. All data will be anonymised and will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR 2018.

Click here for the survey.

Fundamental Review of Business Rates – Call for Evidence

The Government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget.

This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change and a number of alternative taxes.

The Government is is seeking responses in two phases:

  1. Views on the multiplier and reliefs sections, by 18 September, to inform an interim report in the Autumn.
  2. Responses on all other sections are invited by 31 October, ahead of the review’s conclusion in Spring 2021.

Click here for the full information and to submit a response.

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and University of Sheffield Arts & Cultural Fundraising Survey

Deadline 14th August 2020

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (working with its Cultural Sector Network and Arts Council England funded RAISE programmes) and The University of Sheffield have launched a research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on arts and cultural fundraising.

They’re asking for your views as an arts and cultural fundraiser, as well as information on your organisation’s strategic decisions and income and the answers will help guide future support for the sector as well as be used to inform government decisions. 

The following survey is below:


Survey – digital attitudes in the heritage sector

Deadline 10th July 2020

The Heritage Fund have designed a survey to establish ‘Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage’. Any organisations working in the heritage sector, not just those that have received funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund, can complete the survey. You need to register to receive the full link and you can do that here.

Please note you will need to sign up form before getting the link to the full survey.

Click here for the survey.

The Status of UK Fundraising 2020: COVID-19 Impact Report

Blackbaud and the Institute of Fundraising wanted to take some time to ask how you and your organisation have coped so far, and what you think the future for non-profits looks like.

To say thank you, once you’ve completed the survey, you’ll be invited to enter a prize draw to win a £500 Amazon voucher or a £100 Amazon voucher for 5 runners up. You can also choose to remain anonymous.

Click here for the survey

Your Organisation Funding Need Survey

This survey is on the financing needs for social purpose organisations and is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Shift, which is a social research and design charity, will be making available the key findings from this research project.

The findings of this research will be used to inform work with funders on opportunities and barriers within the existing funding environment for social purpose organisations. 

To find out more and to complete the survey, click here.