COVID-19 update

Faith communities are responding to COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Read more…

COVID-19 and faith communities – Surveys and research

Many organisations have been undertaking research and surveys on the impact of COVID-19. A number of these are relevant to faith and inter faith bodies. Examples are below.

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Current surveys and research

The Good Faith Partnership with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Learning from the report will form the basis of a report to Government on “how faith communities are responding to current needs, the key challenges they face and pressing needs/plans to provide for the most vulnerable in society.”   (Closing date: 26 February)

Manchester Metropolitan University
"British Ritual Innovation under Covid-19" (BRIC-19) is a research project examining how British religious communities have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has imposed. (Closing date: 11 April)

University of York in partnership with the Church of England, Historic England, the Association of English Cathedrals, the National Churches Trust and the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance
This is exploring COVID-19, Churches, and Communities: Current Needs and Planning for Recovery.

Closed surveys

Stephen Timms MP
Exploring the impact of local faith groups’ activities during the pandemic.

Nottingham Trent University in collaboration with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University
Exploring in more detail the impact that Covid-19 has had on the financial position of different VCSE organisations and expectations for the next financial year starting from April 2021.

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