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TSRC – the UK's centre for civil society research

The Third Sector Research Centre works to enhance knowledge through independent and critical research.  In collaboration with practitioners, policy makers, and other academics, we explore the key issues affecting charities and voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises, cooperatives and mutuals. 

Latest research 

Rural community organising: "now you see it... ...now you don't?"   
Our latest Working Paper

Health inequalities:
How can project evaluation frameworks improve services for 'hard to reach' users?

Understanding the UK third sector:
Reviewing TSRC's work from 2008-13 

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Latest blogs

From John Mohan
Digging deeper into open grants data: why might we find variations between communities?

From Rob MacMillan
ChangeUp ten years on: share your infrastructure development stories.

Spotlight

Unfolding tales of
voluntary action

What is the full story of third sector activity in communities struggling to manage tough economic and social challenges? How are organisations and individuals adapting and helping to set the agenda?

The 'Unfolding tales...' series explores these issues and more, from the unique vantage point of TSRC's 'Real Times' project.

 

Upcoming events

'Another brick in the wall' or mitigating the worst of welfare re-engineering? The voluntary sector in a changing welfare landscape 21 October 2014 - Birmingham

 

Knowledge Portal

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Over 6700 documents have now been added to the Third Sector Knowledge Portal, our easy-to-use online library of research, evidence, and analysis.

 

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