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Have your say on the county's voluntary and community sector

21 October 2021

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How many voluntary organisations and community groups are there in the county?  What do they do?  How much influence do they have over county priorities?

These are just some of the questions Herefordshire’s state of the sector research study will answer, but we need you and your input.  The research has been commissioned by Herefordshire Council, in partnership with HVOSS, and we want to hear from all types and sizes of organisations and groups, especially if you have only recently set up or you’re a very small, volunteer run group.

This is your opportunity to contribute to a really valuable piece of work, which will give us a detailed picture of the scale and scope of the sector in Herefordshire.  The information collected will provide powerful evidence of the essential role that voluntary and community groups play, both socially and economically, in the county and demonstrate why the sector needs to be properly resourced, supported and listened to.

The more groups we have completing the survey, the clearer the picture will be, so don’t forget to spread the word far and wide, to as many organisations and groups you know.

Look what you could win!

If you complete the survey you’ll be entered into a draw to win £500 for your organisation or group.

Have your say today…

Play your part in making this the biggest and most comprehensive research study into Herefordshire’s voluntary and community sector.

It only takes about 15 minutes to complete and also offers an opportunity to register for focus groups, which are running in November and December, as part of the study.  If you have any questions about the survey or the focus groups, please e-mail

The survey closes at midnight on Friday 3 December and to have your say, visit the SurveyMonkey website.