TSRC News

TSRC2

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John Mohan pays a warm tribute to Pete Alcock's leadership as Director in the first five years of the Centre, and outlines the road ahead for "TSRC2"...
Date:
28/03/2014

Third Sector Research Centre – 2008-2013 Report

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This final report summarises TSRC's research activities and the impact they have made from 2008 to 2013.With the backing and support of the Economic Social Research Council, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, and the Office for Civil Society we have made significant progress in developing a robust and independent research resource for those working in, for and with the third sector.Click the headline to read more and download the full report...
Date:
25/02/2014

Making Europe's third sector visible

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TSRC joins a team of 25 researchers from 10 European universities, and over 100 stakeholders, in the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project launched in Bologna 20-22 January 2014.
Date:
22/02/2014

The future of TSRC

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TSRC has now been informed of the outcome of its bid for further core funding for the Centre under the ESRC's Centres and Large Grants competition 2014.
Date:
20/02/2014

Clore Social Fellows

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The Clore Social Leadership Programme is recruiting for its sixth cohort of aspiring social leaders. The Programme develops people working in charities, social enterprises, housing associations and social businesses so they can transform their communities, organisations and the world around them.
Date:
19/02/2014

Knowledge Portal talking heads

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The Portal provides an easy-to-use online directory of thousands of works of third sector research. This new short video gives more information on the Portal, with contributions from its users, and from the TSRC team. The Portal can be accessed from the TSRC homepage or directly at knowledgeportal.org.uk.
Date:
19/02/2014

Older people's prevention services

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New independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research's School for Social Care Research (SSCR) confirms the significance of the role third sector organisations (TSOs) have historically played in the delivery of adult social care, and that TSOs remain a popular choice with local authority commissioners as providers of preventative services. While the research finds positive aspects within the current arrangements, it also identifies gaps in setting and understanding outcomes.
Date:
23/01/2014

Guardian article: Why are charitable resources not targeted where most needed?

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Why are charitable resources not targeted where they are most needed?A Centre for Social Justice study shows charities concentrated in prosperous areas, with 'voluntary cold spots' in deprived regions. TSRC Deputy Director John Mohan gives more detail in the Guardian...
Date:
15/01/2014

European Third Sector Impact Consortium

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TSRC is playing a significant role in a major FP7-funded consortium led by the Norwegian Institute for Social Research. John Mohan (Birmingham) and Jeremy Kendall (Kent) are involved in two of the project's workstreams. The main objective of the research project is to create knowledge that will further advance the contributions that the third sector and volunteering can make to the socio-economic development of Europe.
Date:
10/01/2014

Analysis: high pay in charities

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High salaries are the exception rather than the rule in the charitable sector, but media coverage begs to differ, avoiding factors such as the exceptional scale of some organisations.
Date:
10/01/2014
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