Third Sector Trends in the North

You are invited to take part in this unique ten year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England through Durham University. Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – they need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.  The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on your PC, tablet or phone by clicking this link:

And please ask your friends and colleagues to do the same: send them an email with the link to the survey or draw attention to the study via twitter using #ThirdSectorTrends

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.  Recent reports from the study so far can be found at:

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email:  Further information is also available on the  website: