We are pleased to present this year's 'Your Sector Your Voice' survey. In just 5-10 minutes, you can help us to create a powerful narrative that represents the vibrant contribution of the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector in Birmingham. This survey is more than just a collection of questions – your responses will help us to understand the evolving picture of our sector's strength and diversity. By participating, you're enabling us to highlight trends and shifts that may be shaping the sector.

We appreciate and value your time, and in return will present the findings into a concise report supported by an open access webinar later in the year, where we will share the voices, opinions and contributions of all those that complete the survey. Looking ahead, we're excited to invite you to an in-person event in early 2024. Here, we will delve deeper into the findings, together navigating the essential matters that define our sector. These insights will be shared with influential stakeholders, including partners from the local authority, police, health, education, and employment. A second comprehensive report will be written on the basis of discussions from this event.

We understand the challenges that each day presents, the juggling of commitments and responsibilities. Now, more than ever, as we grapple with the aftermath of the pandemic, pressing cost of living crisis, and the financial challenges faced by our City Council, it's vital that we spotlight the crucial role played by the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector, and showcase the unwavering support our communities rely upon.

You can start our survey now by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QHRF5BT 

Please answer for your organisation (rather than as an individual) and if possible, try to ensure only one submission per organisation. Our closing date is 13 November 2023. We thank you in advance for your time, and look forward to receiving your response!

Kind regards

Brian Carr
Chief Executive Officer