By Sally Tolley, Growth and Communities Coordinator

My role during lockdown changed as the needs of the County were very different. We recognised that units would need support to remain open throughout the pandemic and beyond. Our targets were changed to supporting units through grants, recruitment resources, activity packs, trainings and fundraising support. I sent out a survey at the end of September to all unit contacts with 88 responses from across the county indicating what support if any was needed. This was a great way for me to then target specific support to units and offer general support in the form of recruitment resources, signposting to grants and offering gift aid and risk assessment trainings out to all on the Facebook page without breaking any GDPR rules.