Community groups and charities can take part in a virtual forum to see how the voluntary sector will recover from the pandemic.

The online event by Wessex Community Action on December 15 will put together charities and voluntary groups from all over the county to look at the challenges facing the sector and discussing how it might meet them.

Wessex Community Action chief executive Amber Skyring said: “A series of workshops will focus on the Three Rs: Recover, Retain and Reinvent.

Pictured: Wessex Community Action chief executive Amber Skyring

“We will also consider what a voluntary sector recovery plan might look like for Wiltshire, understanding firstly the current landscape and challenges, and how we can work together and support each other, and take some time to consider what the future could look like for organisations and the sector in Wiltshire.”

The event could be one of a series. “Whether groups are large or working at a very local level, we hope they will join us for this exploratory workshop,” she added.

Independent charity Pro Bono Economics estimates UK charities will have lost £4.6 billion over the past six months because of cancelled fundraising events and lost sponsorship and donations. It fears one in 10 groups could be forced to close.

The free event runs from 10am to 1pm, tickets from Eventbrite by searching event no: 130570753639 or via