Questionnaire

Cardiff Third Sector Council have commissioned Richard Newton Consulting to support the development of a Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Strategy which is to be co-produced with involvement from the breadth of the sector operating in Cardiff. The Strategy is intended to strengthen the role of the VCSE sector in the provision of solutions to the City’s challenges and support future discussions about how and why the public sector should work with and invest in the sector. 
 
We want the strategy to be owned by Cardiff’s voluntary sector, and ensure that all voluntary sector organisations (including unregistered groups, social enterprises, CIOs, CICs, charities and other relevant groups) have full opportunity to participate.
 
We aim to publish the draft strategy in April 2022, and updates will be available here (this will be weblinked to the site on our page
 
We are asking voluntary sector groups who are based in, or operate in Cardiff to spend a few minutes to share with us their experiences of working in Cardiff, and working with the public sector in Cardiff.
 
Alongside this we have an on-going programme of Focus Groups to enrich our understanding. We also welcome direct contact with the research team to understand the experience of organisations, please contact research@richard-newton.co.uk.

Your survey responses will be completed anonymously. All data will be stored securely and electronically by RNC and only shared with C3SC. Any direct quotes used in our research report will be anonymised.


 

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* 1. In terms of total annual income what is the size of your organisation?

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* 2. What best describes your governance?

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* 3. Which cause area(s) does your organisation work in? Please tick all that apply.

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* 4. Do you deliver services in: (tick all that apply)

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* 5. Are you a member of the Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC)

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* 6. If 'No' to Q6, have you heard of Cardiff Third Sector Council?

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* 7. Do you receive funds from any of the following public bodies? Tick all that apply.

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* 8. Are these funds: 

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* 9. The PSB (Public Services Board) in Cardiff is made up of the partners listed in Q7. Do they all have the same approach in respect of working with the voluntary/community sector?

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* 10. Thinking about your own organisation please rank these statements on a scale of 1 -5 (1 = Strongly Agree, 5 = Strongly Disagree)

  1 2 3 4 5
We are confident about our future
My organisation has a key role to play in supporting Cardiff’s Covid recovery
We play a key role in the supporting the Wellbeing of residents in Cardiff
We can provide evidence to impact our organisation has in supporting the Wellbeing of Cardiff’s population
We work in partnership with other organisations in the voluntary sector in Cardiff
We understand the key public sector strategies that impact on Cardiff
Public sector organisations in Cardiff understand what my organisation does
Public sector organisations in Cardiff understand the challenges my organisation faces
My organisation can have its voice heard in policy planning in Cardiff
My organisation knows how to engage with public sector organisations

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* 11. Would any of these help your organisation thrive?

  Yes Maybe No
Having a better understanding of the resources available within my community
Increased partnership working with other community organisations to support service delivery
Increased partnership working with other community organisations in order to access funding
Increased availability of advice and support focused on sector needs
Sharing of learning between community organisations
Support to be represented and connected with policy setting by the public sector in Cardiff
A greater/deeper understanding of the needs of Cardiff’s residents
Participation in a stronger, collective voice for the sector

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* 12. The voluntary/community sector in Cardiff has many strengths. From this list please highlight what you consider to be the top three strengths

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* 13. Thinking about your own organisation please rank these statements on a scale of 1 -5 (1 = Strongly Agree, 5 = Strongly Disagree)

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It is important that my organisation is engaged with the public/statutory sector
The level of engagement my organisation has with then public/statutory sector is appropriate
A greater level of engagement with the public / statutory sector and my organisation would deliver increased positive outcomes for Cardiff
We recognise that the public sector is operating within challenging financial constraints
My organisation could offer cost effective solutions for public sector service providers

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* 14. What could the public sector in Cardiff do to support the voluntary sector better – please rank in order of importance

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* 15. If your organisation works outside of Cardiff is the level of support from the Cardiff Public/Statutory sector in line with your wider experience?

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