Third Sector Trends have released their fifth and final report, focussing on people, places and policy within the VCSE sector.
Third Sector Trends is the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland’s ground-breaking study of the scale, dynamics and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. It started in the North East and Cumbria 15 years ago and has expanded into other regions. Now, for the first time, the 2022 data covers the whole of England and Wales.
There report show that there are about 200,000 registered Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in England and Wales. This is, essentially, a local sector. Over 60% of organisations concentrate attention exclusively within the boundaries of the local authority where they are
based (and half of these TSOs just work at neighbourhood or village level).
The report identifies four broad areas of local impact, personal health, personal and social wellbeing, financial security and community wellbeing that third sector organisations work towards achieving.