NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2016


The UK Civil Society Almanac is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society. It draws together trends, facts and information from our own research programme, plus the latest available data from government surveys, academic research, and research by voluntary organisations.

First published in 1996, the Almanac gives a compelling overview of the voluntary sector’s scope and characteristics (including their finances, workforce, and volunteering) and how they are changing over time. Widely cited by the media, it is used extensively by policy makers and sector leaders.

The analysis at the core of the Almanac is based on over 10 years’ worth of data and evidence collected jointly by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).

Visit the Almanac webpages on the NCVO website.

What state is the UK’s voluntary sector in? Find out in this short animation, which is based on the latest edition of NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac published April 2016.