NE Third Sector Trends

You are invited to take part in the latest Third Sector Trends survey which is being undertaken by Durham University.

Third Sector Trends is the longest running study of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the UK. In North East England, where the study began, baseline studies were completed in 2008. Regular surveys have taken place since 2010. The study collected well over 3,250 responses across the North of England in 2019.

A lot has happened in the North East since the last survey in 2019. So it’s time to find out what has changed in the last three years.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing, struggling or going on as normal, they need to hear from you.

It’s interesting, easy to do, and only takes about 10 minutes. You can do it on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.

If you’re ready to start the survey, click this link: Join the Third Sector Trends survey here 

The survey helps to build a picture of how organisations and groups work and what they achieve. This helps funding organisations decide how to invest in organisations like yours.

All answers are securely stored completely anonymously.

If you want to know more about the study, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3RH,

Download the Third Sector Trends in North East England 2022 leaflet.

The survey will run until October to ensure a good response. Headline findings will be published in December 2022 and the full results will be available from spring 2023.