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.
Big Local: Beyond the Early Years: new report and films
Over the past two years the Third Sector Research Centre has been evaluating Big Local: a resident led change initiative in 150 communities in England, managed by Local Trust and funded through the Big Lottery. This is a unique longitudinal evaluation in that it is tracking change in 15 communities over a decade using film, audio and other media as well as more traditional research methods.
Change in the making
Austerity measures and welfare reform are contributing to a particularly unsettled environment for third sector organisations. Many are grappling with substantial change. The TSRC will be exploring how change is created, contested, understood and experienced within the third sector.
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