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 2019 survey is now open. Whether your voluntary and community sector organisation is big or small, flourishing, struggling or just carrying on – we need to hear from you.
Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future. The research helps 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. The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.
The survey takes just 15-20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on you PC, tablet or phone by clicking here. You can also join the conversation on twitter using #ThirdSectorTrends.
Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.
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.