Prospects for the Third Sector

CROWE, Mark, DAYSON, Christopher and WELLS, Peter (2010). Prospects for the Third Sector. People, place and policy online, 4 (1), 29-32.

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This paper explores the prospects for the Third Sector following the next General Election in the United Kingdom. The paper provides a context for understanding the third sector and some of the key agendas which will impact upon it, including its role in the delivery of public services, the implications of public expenditure cuts, the shift in funding models for the sector including both social investment and personalisation, localism and the demonstration of impact and value for money. Although the paper finds cause to expect much continuity in terms of third sector policy (whichever party wins the election), it also identifies three notable fault lines. These are around the relationship between state and society, resources and scale, and equity and disadvantage. Given the wider context for third sector policy, it is anticipated that 2010 will mark a significant disjuncture in the development of the third sector.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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Page Range: 29-32
Depositing User: Christopher Dayson
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 09:47
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 18:16

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