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 Daiga Kamerāde, Jo Crotty and Sergej Ljubownikow

Is volunteering an outcome or a driver of democratisation ?

From Angus McCabe, Mandy Wilson and Rob Macmillan.

Our Bigger Story: the first chapter. Multimedia evaluation of Big local

From Kevin Harris and Angus McCabe

Trouble in Utopia? Community organisations and social media



Our Bigger Story: The first Chapter Big Local First Interim Evaluation Summary Report

Community Work in England: Looking to the Future - Conference Report

Measuring impact of volunteering on wellbeing and mental health

Slides from the presentation of the TSRC Research Fellow Daiga Kamerāde at the NCVO National Volunteering Forum on 04.05 are available here.






Forthcoming events

Building Bridges: Mobilising communities in times of conflict - experiences from the Ukraine, 23 June 2016, 3.30-5.00 pm


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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