The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on communities and social enterprise business throughout the world. Social enterprises are responding in two ways: on the structural and community level.
1. Structurally, social enterprises and intermediaries are working with governments and foundations to protect and support social enterprise organisations so they can survive loss of business and income in order to deliver social outcomes both during and after this global pandemic.
2. Within communities, social enterprises are working to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Some are scaling up with the assistance of their skilled and dedicated staff and volunteer teams, others are changing what they deliver and using innovative approaches.