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

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

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

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)


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