Our ground-breaking annual study provides a snapshot of the scale, dynamics and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in North East England.
The Third Sector Trends study was conceived and originally commissioned by Northern Rock Foundation with research conducted by the Universities of Southampton, Teesside and Durham. The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland was a co-funder of the research and is now responsible for its legacy.
We collaborate with partners including St Chad’s College at the University of Durham, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and IPPR North to expand and continue the research. The most recent North East England report was published by the Community Foundation in 2017 with further support through our partnerships with the Esmée Fairbairn and Garfield Weston Foundations.