State of the Social Sector Survey: protected characteristics and diversity

In the survey, we wish to understand how the current energy crisis and cost of living crisis is impacting different types of organisations. Therefore, in one of the questions we we will ask whether your organisation identifies as either a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) organisationDeaf and Disabled people’s organisation, an LGTBQIA2S+ organisation or Women’s organisation in terms of governance and the communities that you serve. 

We appreciate that these definitions aren’t perfect and there are no agreed definitions within the sector for how to categorise organisations. We also appreciate that any single approach will not be able to capture the complexity of organisations and may miss organisations that are aspiring to serve a particular communityTo help shape our approach, we contacted a number of key stakeholders who are led by and seek to serve a particular community for advice on the best approach to take. This question has been asked in order to help provide an overview.