Category Archives: Research

Volunteering round up: May 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at NCVO's general election message, Volunteers' Week, the launch of the Almanac and much more. Continue reading

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Almanac 2017: Five things I have learned about volunteering

Thoughts on the latest findings about volunteering in this year’s Civil Society Almanac. Continue reading

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A better understanding of where government funding is going

The government's use of charity and Companies House numbers to identify funding recipients is a significant step towards improving transparency. Continue reading

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What does the new UK Civil Society Almanac tell us?

Some of the headline findings on the voluntary sector from the latest research Continue reading

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Core funding is an investment, not a safety blanket

A look at the findings of a review of applications to Comic Relief's Core Strength fund, looking at the reasons charities apply for core funding grants. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: April 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at the general election, National Volunteering Forum, Volunteers' Week, volunteering and mental health, and much more. Continue reading

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Mind the gender pay gap

New government legislation and what the statistics tell us Continue reading

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Does volunteering improve mental health?

On World Health Day, we look at the evidence for whether volunteering can have a positive effect for people with depression and anxiety disorders. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: March 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at Volunteers Week 2017, a new survey on volunteering in migrant camps, new ONS research on volunteers and much more. Continue reading

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Reading between the numbers – what a new analysis of volunteer behaviour could mean for charities

A look at the latest ONS research on volunteering data and what it tells us about changes in volunteering behaviour. Continue reading

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