10 Things You Should Know About the Oldham Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE)
Oldham is home to a thriving VCSE sector, with new enterprises starting up each day. ¬†Take a look at our Top 10 facts from CRESR report about Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise¬†in the UK.
1. ¬†The sector is made up of ¬†1,231 voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises
2. ¬†70% are micro organisations (annual income under ¬£10,000)
3. ¬†¬£152 million the total value of the overall contribution of both volunteers and employees ¬†to Oldham
4. ¬†¬£102 million total income of the sector (2014/15)
5. ¬†85% of organisations have at least one source of non-public sector funds bringing ¬†significant added value
6. ¬†47% of organisations now have less than 3 months of running costs in reserves
7. ¬†37,000 volunteers (including committee/board members), giving 90,300 hours each week, ¬†valued at ¬£81.7 million per year
8. ¬†3,400 total employees in the sector (2,200 full time equivalent paid staff) whose ¬† ¬†contribution is valued at ¬£70.7million per year
9. ¬†94% have some direct dealings other VCSE organisations, 88% with Oldham Council and 61% with private businesses
10. ¬†8 million interventions were made with beneficiaries in the past year
The full collection of reports can be downloaded from the CRESR website. ¬†Click here to take a look.
Interested in finding out more about the future direction of Oldham? ¬†Have a look at The Oldham Plan for 2017-2022.