Building a stronger sector data resource

Funding from the Economic and Social Research Council will enable NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre to collect data from a sample of 10,000 charities in England and Wales. Building on research already carried out for the annual UK Civil Society Almanac, they will then create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.

A second ESRC grant covers tackling data resources on a wider range of civil society organisations, such as community interest companies, plus analysis through emerging data sources such as ‘open data’ from grant-makers and government bodies.

Read NCVO news item for more.