Tag Archives: Research

NCVO Respond, Recover, Reset – New Survey

Shropshire VCS Assembly encourages members to participate in this vitally important study by NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University. The Centre of People Work and Organisational Practice at Nottingham Trent University, together with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University … Continue reading

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Consider charging for your services, charities urged

A paper from the research consultancy nfpSynergy says that although it is a potentially controversial subject, it can help improve outcomes Charities that have seen their income levels fall should consider the idea of charging their service users, according to … Continue reading

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Public sector volunteers ‘less satisfied’ than their charity counterparts, research shows

Figures published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations indicate that people find volunteering in the public sector more bureaucratic. People who volunteer in public sector roles are less satisfied with their work than those who give their time to … Continue reading

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Invitation – Research into Rural Mobility

The School of Geography, part of the College of Science at the University of Lincoln, is currently undertaking research into rural needs and future directions in rural mobility. Local businesses and voluntary and community sector organisations are invited to participate in a workshop … Continue reading

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Research into Large Charities Published

Research findings have been published by NCVO. The research focuses on large charities but it is interesting to understand how the sector is changing. Data for the period 2009/10 – 2015/16 shows that charities with an annual income of £100m … Continue reading

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Family Volunteering Research

Important research is taking place into family volunteering. Led by the equivalent of Shropshire VCS in Portsmouth, the research is looking across the UK at how VCS groups and organisations  offer opportunities for families with children to volunteer together. Examples may range from marshalling … Continue reading

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National Countryside Week – Starts Today

National Countryside Week, The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual celebration of rural life, starts today -Monday the 30th of July. To mark the occasion The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Professor Sarah Skerratt of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have published some new research named ‘Recharging Rural’. Recharging Rural … Continue reading

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The Value Of Small – Share Your Thoughts

Last week, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales launched the findings of major national research commissioned on the impact of small, local level charities and the challenges to survival that they face. The Value of Small study was carried … Continue reading

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SROIcial Prescribing

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Envoy Partnership have published a report evaluating the impact of the self-care social prescribing model using a social return on investment approach (SROI). The report finds a number of beneficial impacts including reduced avoidable need for … Continue reading

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People Power – A New Report From Locality

This week Locality released People Power, the report from its commission on the Future of Localism chaired by Lord Kerslake. It found that radical action is needed to strengthen local institutions; devolve tangible power resources and control to communities; ensure … Continue reading

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