Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

VCSE organisations are encouraged to take part in a 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research will help to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector. It will also help the VCSE sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in.

You can complete the survey here.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found here.

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email:

The project is supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

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