TSRC first launched as a Venture Funded ESRC Research Centre, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK government Cabinet Office's Office of the Third Sector (renamed the Office for Civil Society in 2010), and the Barrow Cadbury Trust. This funding ran from September 2008 to August 2013.
From September 2013 until March 2014 the centre was further funded by the ESRC under bridge funding arrangements, supporting a range of new and continuing research activities until the outcome of our application for further funding under the Centres and Large Grants Competition was known. Unfortunately this application was unsuccessful.
The Barrow Cadbury Trust (BCT) are continuing their funding support for TSRC's work focusing on 'below the radar' third sector activity, as over its first five years.
"The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's leading agency for research funding and training in economic and social sciences. It supports independent, high quality research which impacts on business, the public sector and the third sector. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and research policy institutes."
"The Barrow Cadbury Trust (BCT) is an independent, charitable foundation committed to funding and encouraging the promotion of social justice. Established in 1920, The Barrow Cadbury Trust aims to close the gaps in current policy and practice by supporting work in local communities and acting as a bridge to national and international policymakers."