The potential of trading activity income to fund Third Sector organisations operating in deprived areas

Piers Thompson, Robert Williams, Caleb Kwong, Brychan Thomas
  • Local Economy The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, September 2015, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0269094215599725

What is it about?

In the United Kingdom, as in other countries, Third Sector Organisations have been drawn towards income sources associated with trading activities, but many remain reliant on grant funding to support such activities. Using a multivariate analysis approach and data from the National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises, it is found that trading activities are used relatively commonly in deprived areas. These organisations are also more likely to attempt to access public sector funds. This suggests policy-makers need to consider the impact of funding cuts on Third Sector Organisations in the most deprived areas as Third Sector Organisations are unlikely to achieve their objectives without continuing support.

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