Funders are more flexible in how they dispense funds since pandemic, report finds

Some 60% of Civil Society organisations received unrestricted or core funding from grantmakers in 2022 compared to less than half (46%) in 2019. This is evidence that funders are more relaxed with
grantmaking since the pandemic, according to the new Third Sector Trends report 2022. Pressure to provide impact assessments also fell from 55% in 2019 to 32% in 2022. Third Sector Trends has
conducted its report into community organisations in England and Wales for 2022. It has surveyed the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector every three years since 2010. The research is
based on 6,071 survey responses from community organisations.