BIG Lottery Fund: Mapping Third Sector Organisations in Scotland

Survey of Enterprising Organisations

Section 1: Basic Information
 
 
Are you providing services for people living in a predominantly...? (Please tick all that apply)
Section 1: Basic Information
Which of the following would best describe the focus of your activities?
 
Section 1: Basic Information
Over the next three years, do you expect the number and range of your services/activities to:
Do you charge for any of your services/activities, i.e. do you generate income by providing goods and services in return for payment (including for contracts and service level agreements)?
Who are your services/activities aimed at? (Please tick all that apply)
 
Where do most of your clients/beneficiaries come from?
Section 1: Basic Information
Over the next three years, do you expect that more people will use your services/activities?
 
Over the next three years, do you expect to extend your services into other geographic areas?
Over the next three years, do you expect to diversify the services/products which you currently provide?
Section 2: Organisational Detail
Is your organisation part of a larger organisation?
Is your organisation...?
Which of the following legal statuses/organisational structures does your organisation have? (Please tick all that apply)
 
Does your organisation have a business plan?
Section 3: Staff and Volunteers
Do you employ paid staff?
How many paid staff do you employ?
 
 
 
 
Please indicate the average number of weeks per year worked by...?
 
 
Please indicate the average weekly number of hours worked by...?
 
 
 
Section 3: Staff and Volunteers
Does your organisation have any volunteers? (Not including board and committee members)
How many volunteers do you have?
 
 
 
 
Please indicate the average number of weeks per year volunteered by...?
 
 
Please indicate the average weekly number of hours volunteered by...?
 
 
Section 3: Staff and Volunteers
Do you expect the number of your workforce (paid staff and volunteers) to change over the next three years?
 
 
 
 
Section 4: Income and Income Sources
What was your annual turnover/total income (£) over the last three years?
 
 
 
Do you expect your turnover to change over the next three years?
 
 
Does your organisation have experience in bidding for contracts from public agencies/private bodies?
Section 4: Income and Income Sources
Has your organisation applied for a loan over the last year?
On average, over the last three years, how much of your income originated from the following sources? (As a percentage of your total income)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section 4: Income and Income Sources
Which of the following income sources have changed in importance for your organisation over the last three years?
         
Public sector grants        
Public sector service level agreements and contracts        
Public sector loans        
Bank/private sector loans        
Private sector contracts        
Third sector contracts        
Self-generated income (trading and sales, rents, interest from investments)        
Membership fees        
Fundraising and Donations        
Other        
Section 4: Income and Income Sources
Which income sources do you expect to become more important to you/will increase over the next three years? (Please tick all that apply)
 
Over the next three years, do you expect your income from trading (contracts, sales, rental income) to change?
 
 
Section 5: Other Assets and Liabilities
Which of the following fixed and/or liquid assets does your organisation own? And what is the value (£) of these assets (As of the last financial year, if known)?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are your current liabilities (£)?
 
 
Without any further income being realised, for how long would you be able to cover all the costs and any debts of your organisation?
Section 6: Expenditure and Spending
What were your total annual running costs/expenditure of the organisation?
 
 
 
What were your annual costs for staff/salaries?
 
 
 
If you are providing grants and/or donations to other groups/individuals, what was the overall value of these grants and/or donations given to beneficiaries?
 
 
 
Over the next three years, do you expect your annual costs and expenditure to...?
 
 
Section 7: Surplus and Profits
If you are trading (receiving income from contracts, sales, and/or rents), how much annual pre-tax surplus or profit did you make?
 
 
 
Over the next three years, do you expect your annual surplus to...?
Section 8: Looking into the Future
How do you see the demand for your services/activities develop over the next three years?
Over the next three years, do you expect your grant reliance to:
As an organisation, do you plan to become more enterprising in future?
What support would be required for you to become more enterprising in future? (Please tick all that apply)
 
 
Section 8: Looking into the Future
On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you judge the sustainability of your organisation (i.e. the financial security and capacity to continue running and providing services)? (With 1 indicating very poor, and 10 indicating very good)
                     
Sustainability over the next year                    
Sustainability over the next five years                    
Sustainability over the next ten years                    
What are the key challenges and barriers for your organisation to do well, and to increase your sustainability now and in future?
 
Section 8: Looking into the Future
Would you describe yourself as a social enterprise?
Section 9: Prize Draw
Please fill in your contact details if you wish to be entered into the prize draw for a chance to win an Apple iPad for your organisation.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
 
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