Category Archives: Research

‘Times like these’: 2020 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference: selected highlights

For the first time ever the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, held by VSSN, NCVO and BVSC on 7–8 September, was run entirely online. Continue reading

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Volunteering: A family affair? Our research findings

Today we share our findings on our family volunteering project where we explore the links between family and volunteering. Continue reading

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The Kruger report: The start of a serious conversation about charities and volunteering

With new restrictions in place and a second wave confirmed, Sarah Vibert, director of public policy, reflects on the ‘Levelling up our communities’ report from Danny Kruger MP. Continue reading

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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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