What can we learn from Bucks’ response to the pandemic?

30 October 2020

The past few months has shone a spotlight on the vital contribution of local action in responding to the impact of Covid-19.  Whilst we are all still grappling with the uncertainty of the future, we want to make sure we are learning from the response that we have been part of in Bucks and from action taking place in other areas of the UK.

To help us, we are contributing to Coordination In Place, a six month research project coordinated by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).  NPC has been working with Buckinghamshire, one of three local areas covered in the research, to learn about the changes we have seen in ways of working and attitudes to work and collaboration.  The research will help us to identify what challenges we face that put at risk the continuation of effective collaboration and how, as a funder, we can play a part in meeting these challenges.  The research isn’t just for us but intended to be shared with all those working within Bucks, including decision-makers and those on the frontline, so that we can continue to support our county as it continues to adapt.

To mark the midway point of the project, NPC published an interim report that highlights the changes they have seen, some of the main challenges faced and the early signs of opportunities. NPC also published a blog post that explains how the interim report was produced and the next steps in the project.

We would like to thank all those who have taken part in the research to date and encourage you to contact us if you would like to find out more. We look forward to sharing the final report in the new year.