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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. 


The future of TSRC

TSRC's bid to renew our core funding from the ESRC Large Centres and Grants competition has been unsuccessful. Read more...



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?

This new monthly series will explore these issues and more, from the unique vantage point of TSRC's 'Real Times' project.


Knowledge Portal


Over 6500 documents have now been added to the Third Sector Knowledge Portal, our easy-to-use online library of research, evidence, and analysis.


More about the Portal.

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