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Third Sector Trends has been running since 2008. The study has been surveying the sector every three years since 2010 and as such is the largest survey of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in England and Wales.
In 2022, 6,071 responses were received across England and Wales (an average of ~600 responses in each region). Des…
Guidance for public agencies about working with community groups, based on research exploring relationships between Big Local areas and different public sector agencies.
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Over recent years, the principles and practice of community organising have proliferated across a range of organisations and sectors. Keen to understand the impact of community organising and its potential as a tool for communities to tackle local issues, Power to Change commissioned a piece of research in 2020 looking in-depth at the experienc…
Rapid research COVID-19 Briefing #16: Community responses to COVID-19 – Connecting communities? How relationships have mattered in community responses to COVID-19
This briefing, the 16th in a series seeking to understand how communities across England respond to COVID-19 and how they recover, explores the importance of ‘relational working’. It argues that approaches which rely on relationships to work, but also pay attention to the importance of relationships to the people that community groups …
In 2020, members of our Empowering Places programme joined The Relationships Project for their first Relationship Makers training programme. Over 8 weeks, participants mapped their relationships, diagnosing areas to prioritise and developed action plans to take forward. This report captures the programme and process of the training programme.
Striking a balance: A study of how community businesses in Bradford, Hartlepool and Middlesborough build working relationships with the public, private and third sector
# Preview | Download ORC-2019-09-Striking a balance.pdf1MB Author(s) Tony Chapman Tanya Gray Citation Chapman, T. and Gray, T. (2019) Striking a balance: A study of how community businesses in Bradford, Hartlepool and Middlesborough build working relationships with the public, private