The Third Sector Trends study was conceived and originally commissioned by Northern Rock Foundation with research conducted by the Universities of Southampton, Teesside and Durham. The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland was a co-funder of the research and is now responsible for its legacy. The Community Foundation is now collaborating with partners including St Chad’s College at the University of Durham, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and IPPR North to expand and continue the research.
The most recent North East England report was published by the Community Foundation in 2017 with further support through their partnerships with the Esmée Fairbairn and Garfield Weston Foundations.
Rob Williamson CEO of the Community Foundation has also blogged about the publication - read his blog and you can also read a blog from Jane Hartley VONNE CEO on her reactions to the publication - read Jane's blog here.
More information on previous Third Sector trends research can be accessed via the Community Foundation website