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Third Sector Trends in North West England Report published

A major new report on the Third Sector in North West England has been published by Policy&Practice. The study, funded by IPPR North and Garfield Weston Foundation, includes responses from 1,462 third sector organisations in the North West of England. Thank you to everyone in Greater Manchester who participated in the survey which took place last year.

The work forms part of IPPR North’s ‘The Future of Civil Society in the North’ programme. The first report on the programme was published by IPPR earlier in 2017 by Tony Chapman and Jack Hunter and is available here: Third Sector Trends in the North: a summary of key findings.

The work runs alongside two other major studies in North East England, funded by Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland (who are now responsible for the legacy of the Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends study and for the development of future iterations of the project) and Yorkshire and the Humber funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Jack Hunter, Senior Researcher at IPPR North has reviewed the key points from the report in a blog which can be found here: https://www.ippr.org/blog/state-of-the-third-sector-in-the-north-west

The North West England report is available here THIRD SECTOR TRENDS IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND