Third Sector – Resources

Please find below a range of reports and reference materials that may aid you in further reading around many of the areas that the Third Sector works in and Cumbria CVS Supports.

Cumbria CVS reports

BBO My Future project evaluation

The My Future project provided support and worked with individuals who faced multiple and complex barriers to employment and who were furthest removed from the labour market.

It helped them to move towards and into employment by supporting them to play a greater, more productive role in their communities, demonstrate increased skills and confidence and be much more likely to consider employment or volunteering as a viable prospect.

The project ended in June 2023.

Project in a nutshell (a standalone exec summary)

Story of the project (the main findings)

Project learnings – (a look inside the project)

Other reports

Unpaid Carers in Cumbria May 2021

Working Together for Cumbria Report 2018

Recovery Review – Storm Desmond 2018

Cumbria Third Sector Network Brexit Impacts December 2018


Third Sector Research and Support

Community Foundation/Durham University

Third Sector Trends 2023: People, Places and Policy Jun 2023

Local health and social wellbeing – the contribution of the VCSE sector in Cumbria (Summary report) May 2023

Local health and social wellbeing – the contribution of the VCSE sector in Cumbria May 2023

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022: relationships, influencing and collaboration Feb 2023

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022: finances, assets and organisational wellbeing Jan 2023

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022: employees, volunteers, diversity and investment in people Dec 2022

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022: sector structure, purpose, energy and impact Nov 2022

Going the Distance: How Third Sector organisations work through turbulent times Oct 2022

Third Sector Trends in England and Wales 2022 (Survey response, Initial findings from the survey and an outline of latest qualitative report findings) Oct 2022

HM GOV (website) Civil Society Strategy

HM GOV – Civil Society Strategy 2018 (Executive summary)

HM GOV – Civil Society Strategy 2018

Civil Society Futures – The Independent Inquiry (website)

Civil Society Futures – Civil Society in England : Its current state and future opportunity 2018

Civil Society Futures PACT – Putting it into Practice 2018

Institute for Local Government (website)

How to Work Effectively with the Third Sector – discussion paper 2018

Institute for Public Policy Research – North (IPPR North) (website)

Third Sector Trends Survey 2020: Covid-19 and its potential impact on the third sector in the North

The Value of Volunteering in the North 2018

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)  (website)

The Road Ahead 2022

Time Well Spent: The impact of covid-19 on the volunteer experience July 2022

Carnegie UK Trust (website)

Kindness, Emotions and Human Relationships – The Blind Spot in Public Policy 2018

Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) (website)

The Value of Small 2018

Get the basics right: Findings from the Funding Experience Survey September 2022

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) (website)

Collaboration in Practice 2018

Blobs and squares

The Parable of the Blobs and Squares – Video (You will need a Vimeo login to watch – alternatively, you can watch the video via Youtube here.)

Independent Food Aid Network / Joseph Rowntree Foundation / Tom Pollard

Pushed to the Edge: Poverty, food banks and mental health (2022)


Health

The Health Foundation

Health in 2040: projected patterns of illness in England (2023)

Institute of Health Equity

A Hopeful Future: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health in Lancashire and Cumbria – Executive Report (2022)

A Hopeful Future: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health in Lancashire and Cumbria (2022)

NHS England (website)

NHS Long Term Plan 2019

NHS Long Term Plan 2019 (Summary)

National Health Science Alliance (website)

Health for Wealth – 2018


Arts and Culture

Nesta (website)

NESTA DIY toolkit – Development Impact and You 2018