9 Mar 2017
Snapshot Survey reveals concerns of the sector
WCVA members were recently invited to take part in a Brexit
Snapshot Survey, which aimed to explore personal views around
Brexit of people working in WCVA's 3000-plus member
The Snapshot Survey revealed that three quarters of respondents
'feel largely negative' about the impact of the EU referendum
result on Wales, believing it has exposed problems in communities
and led to an increase in hate crime.
Three quarters also believe the UK Government will not safeguard
the interests of Wales during its negotiations with the EU.
However, over half of the respondents are confident or very
confident that their organisation is ready for the change ahead.
Over half also think the sector will survive the UK leaving the EU,
although believe it will be very hard.
read the full results of the survey here.
The survey's findings were unveiled at WCVA's recent Gofod3
event for the third sector in Wales. There were 375 responses in
Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of WCVA, said: '2016 has changed
forever the way that we do business in Wales and that goes for the
third sector too. WCVA has a responsibility to provide a forum for
charities to reflect and respond to this ever-changing social and
'Our Brexit Snapshot Survey demonstrates that people working in
WCVA member organisations care enormously about social justice and
social progress. It is no surprise to me, knowing the people who
work in the third sector that they prioritise safeguarding human
rights over funding considerations. This provides a useful snapshot
that we will include in a written evidence submission to the House
of Commons Inquiry into the UK's negotiation.
'It's also clear from the survey that they want WCVA to provide
direction and a clear standpoint on behalf of the third sector in
the lead up to the UK leaving the EU. This is in keeping with our
new strategic framework, launched late last year.'