Category Archives: Research

Beyond charities: Looking at wider civil society

Today we published our civil society briefing which gives a fuller picture of the size, scope and finances of civil society in the UK. Here we explore some of the key trends identified. Continue reading

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What can the UK civil society almanac tell us about charities’ challenges now and in the future?

The latest edition of our comprehensive overview of voluntary sector facts to help better understand the challenges charities face now and in the future. Continue reading

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Coronavirus and charity funding: the latest developments

Our regular funding round up with a special focus on what's being done to support the sector financially during coronavirus. Continue reading

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Charity policy round-up: January 2020

Our regular summary of charity policy developments in the last month. Continue reading

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The Road Ahead – 20 things for charities to think about in 2020

A look at the key political, economic, social and technological drivers that will have an impact on charities and their work in 2020. Continue reading

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Volunteering in the public sector: What we’ve learned

Today we are launching our new research report on volunteering in the public sector. Here are some of the findings that stood out. Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be voluntary

The weather outside is frightful, but our list of festive charities is delightful! Continue reading

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Researching diversity and volunteering

In 2020 we plan to research in-depth the theme of diversity and volunteering. Find out more about the project and how you can get involved. Continue reading

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Who volunteers as a family?

Daiga Kamerāde from the University of Salford highlights some of the recent findings from our family volunteering research project. Continue reading

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Young volunteers and social action: The task for universities, the voluntary sector and communities

Emily Lau, lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and winner of this year's New Researchers Prize, on the vital role universities play in helping young people take part in civil society. Continue reading

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