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 blogs

From Kevin Harris and Angus McCabe

Trouble in Utopia? Community organisations and social media


From Rob Macmillan

The Collapse of Kids Company - a settling of accounts

From Charlie Rahal

Working with the Big Data from the Third Sector






Big Local: What's happening?
As part of Our Bigger Story, the multi-media evaluation of Big Local, we have been making a series of films tracking change in Big Local areas.

'The State of Social Capital in Britain event'

TSRC staff John Mohan, Matthew Bennett and Daiga Kamerāde are speaking at the 'The State of Social Capital in Britain event' in London on 11th November.



Upcoming events

Faith in Social Action: Where Next?      24th May 2016, London



Knowledge Portal


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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