Complete this year’s Third Sector Trends Survey

15 June 2022

We need your support to complete this year’s Third Sector Trends Survey. The survey, which is coordinated by Durham University is the longest running study of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the UK and aims to map ‘trends’ within the sector including key topics such as employment, volunteering, sector finance and assets.

Why it’s so important to complete the survey…

Findings from the survey are widely used by local authorities, combined authorities, NHS partnerships and VCSE infrastructure organisations in their strategic work and in local decision making. So, it’s crucial VCSE organisations across North, South and West Yorkshire are represented in the survey results so we can evidence, at a local level:

  • The extent to which the pandemic has reshaped and refocused VCSE sector activity
  • The positive role the VCSE sector can play in ‘levelling up’, ‘localism’ and ‘community wealth building’ agendas
  • The contribution the VCSE sector can make to public health and, specifically, healthy life expectancy
  • How the VCSE sector helps to secure economic and social wellbeing in localities.

Complete the online survey

All answers are securely stored completely anonymously.

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