Third Sector Trends Study

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. The Community Foundation is now collaborating 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.

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Key findings from the Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Study in North East England Aug 2015
The situation of Third Sector organisations working in rich and poor areas Aug 2015

The willingness of TSOs to borrow money Jan 2015

Third Sector Trends in North East England and Cumbria Dec 2014

The Reality Check Jun 2013
Organisational Self-Appraisal Framework Jun 2013
The Crystal Ball Jun 2013
On the Money Jun 2013
Walking a Tightrope Mar 2013
Taking the Temperature Sep 2012
Journeys and Destinations Jul 2012
Measuring Impact – easy to say hard to do
Trends in the North Aug 11
Taking Stock Moving On Jul 2011
Building Better Boards Jul 2011
Beyond the regulated third sector
What can be Learned from Local Listings of TSOs Jul 2011
What can be Learned from Local Listings of TSOs Summary Jul 2011

What can be Learned from Local Listings of TSOs Jul 2011
What can be Learned from Local Listings of TSOs Summary Jul 2011

Paid work and volunteering in the third sector in North East England Dec 2010
Paid work and volunteering in the third sector in Cumbria Dec 2010
Yorkshire & Humberside TSOs Oct 2010

Yorkshire & Humberside TSOs Summary Jan 2011
Local Authority Spending cuts Jan 2011

Keeping the Show on The Road Oct 2010
Keeping the Show on The Road Summary Oct 2010

Forearmed with Foresight Oct 2010
Forearmed with Foresight Summary Oct 2010

Mapping Registered TSOs in the North East Aug 2010
Mapping Registered TSOs in Cumbria Aug 2010

What makes a TSO tick? Feb 2010
What makes a TSO tick? Summary Feb 2010

Beyond “Flat Earth” Maps Feb 2010
Beyond “Flat Earth” Maps Summary Feb 2010

Mosaic, Jigsaw or Abstract Jun 2009
Mosaic, Jigsaw or Abstract Summary Jun 2009