In this blog, Research Assistant Tapinder explores the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on voluntary organisations supporting people from minority ethnic groups. Tapinder also shares how research and nfpSynergy can play a part in bridging the gaps between charities and audiences from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Our world has been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only are individuals from minority ethnic groups disproportionately affected by Covid, but voluntary organisations run by and for people from minority ethnic groups are also more likely to be negatively impacted. At the start of the pandemic, 9 out of 10 of these organisations become at risk of closing within just the first three months. Third sector organisations supporting minority ethnic communities have been underfunded at a disproportionate rate, leaving them particularly disadvantaged in the face of Covid.