Dynamics of the Third Sector

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.

2019 Survey now open

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.

 

Download the latest publications

Download previous publications

Third Sector Trends: Tackling Poverty in the North 2017 (pdf) 988 KB Third Sector Trends East Yorkshire and Hull 2017 (pdf) 2 MB Third Sector Trends in North West England 2016 (pdf) 2 MB Third Sector Trends in Yorkshire and the Humber 2016 (pdf) 3 MB Third Sector Trends Bradford 2016 (pdf) 2 MB Key findings from the Northern Rock Foundation third sector trends study in North East England August 2015 (pdf) 861 KB Third Sector Trends in Yorkshire and the Humber 2014 (pdf) 3 MB Third Sector Trends 2014 in Yorkshire and the Humber Executive Summary Final (pdf) 925 KB What makes a TSO tick? Summary February 2010 (pdf) 86 KB What makes a TSO tick? February 2010 (pdf) 2 MB Beyond flat earth maps February 2010 (pdf) 311 KB Keeping the Show on the Road Summary October 2010 (pdf) 94 KB The situation of third sector organisations working in rich and poor areas August 2015 (pdf) 740 KB The willingness of TSOs to borrow money January 2015 (pdf) 1 MB Third sector trends in North East England and Cumbria December 2014 (pdf) 894 KB The reality check June 2013 (pdf) 807 KB The crystal ball June 2013 (pdf) 1 MB Organisational self appraisal framework June 2013 (pdf) 468 KB On the money June 2013 (pdf) 917 KB Walking a tightrope March 2013 (pdf) 1 MB Taking the temperature September 2012 (pdf) 195 KB Journeys and destinations July 2012 (pdf) 1 MB Measuring Impact - easy to say, hard to do (pdf) 532 KB Trends in the North August 2011 (doc) 409 KB Taking stock moving on July 2011 (pdf) 481 KB Building better boards July 2011 (pdf) 339 KB Beyond the regulated third sector (pdf) 166 KB What can be learned from Local listings of TSOs summary July 2011 (pdf) 60 KB What can be learned from local listings of TSOs July 2011 (pdf) 257 KB What can be learned from local listings of TSOs Summary July 2011 (pdf) 60 KB What can be learned from local listings of TSOs July 2011 (pdf) 257 KB Yorkshire & Humberside TSOs October 2011 (pdf) 505 KB Local Authority Spending Cuts January 2011 (pdf) 187 KB Yorkshire & Humberside TSOs Summary January 2011 (pdf) 193 KB Mapping Registered TSOs in Cumbria August 2010 (pdf) 1 MB Mapping Registered TSOs in the North East August 2010 (pdf) 1 MB Forearmed with Foresight Summary October 2010 (pdf) 79 KB Forearmed with Foresight October 2010 (pdf) 508 KB Keeping the Show on the Road October 2010 (pdf) 675 KB Paid work and volunteering in the third sector in North East England December 2010 (pdf) 207 KB Paid work and volunteering int he third sector in Cumbria December 2010 (pdf) 195 KB Beyond flat earth maps Summary February 2010 (pdf) 78 KB Mosaic, Jigsaw or Abstract - June 2009 (pdf) 333 KB Mosaic jigsaw or abstract summary June 2009 (pdf) 107 KB

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