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Third Sector in the UK

ACEVO - Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

Supports, develops, and represents chief executives in the third sector; with details of membership and benefits, services, resources, policy and advocacy work, and a corporate directory.

Advising Communities

Legal advice, support and education charity for individuals in need and the essential organisations that support them in their communities.

Business in the Community

Alliance of over 800 UK companies seeking to improve their impact on society. Features details of the group's nationwide awards and standards, plus details of advisory services, ideas on how to take action and case studies of award-winning businesses. bitc1

Charities Aid Foundation

Provides a range of services to support charities, personal donors, and companies to support effective charitable giving; includes advice and resources, details of their schemes, news, and contacts.

Charities Buying Group

Provides a variety of free buying and purchasing services and advice to the third sector.

Charity Digital News

Source of news and insight into tech trends affecting the third sector.

Charity IT Leaders

Membership group for IT directors of major UK charities.

Charity Retail Association

Represents the charity retail sector, with over 300 members with about 7000 shops; includes details of membership and benefits, with a sector directory, FAQ, news and resources.

Charity Technology Exchange

Enables registered charities to benefit from donated goods from household name technology companies. Includes a getting started guide.

CharityComms Ltd

A professional membership body for charity communicators; provides details of membership, benefits and services, resources and case studies, and a directory of suppliers.

Clearly So

Membership organisation which aims to connect social enterprises with investors and with the corporate world.

CO3 (Chief Officers 3rd Sector)

A membership organisation for Third Sector leaders in Northern Ireland. Includes events and resources, news, details of membership and benefits, and contacts.

Common Purpose

Runs a range of leadership and skills development programmes for people in the third sector.

Compact Voice

Works to ensure that strong, effective partnerships are at the heart of all relationships between the voluntary sector and government - locally and nationally.

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum

A collaboration of voluntary sector organisations working in the field of criminal justice.

Directory of Social Change

An independent charity established to support the charity and voluntary sector; includes a guide to their training, publications, services, news and events; also includes links to their resources for fundraising.

Ella Forums

Promotes efficiency and effectiveness of charities for the public benefit by providing education, learning, leadership training, mentoring and coaching to the leaders of charities.

Evaluation Support Scotland

Works with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.

Foundation for Social Improvement

Charity supporting other small charities by offering fundraising training and other skills initiatives.

Funding Central

A resource for voluntary and community organisations and groups to access funding opportunities, and develop sustainable income strategies.

Institute for Volunteering Research

The latest research into volunteering, facts and figures on volunteering and free reports and evaluations.

Media Trust

Provides a range of training and resources for the charity, voluntary, and community sector to improve their communications and marketing; includes case studies, annual reviews, and a list of corporate members.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England.


Matches charities with talented business people who can coach them. Explains how the process works for both businesses and charities and includes case studies and news.


A co-operative consortium of facilitators, trainers and mediators working to promote and support, participation in community activism.

Third Force News

Newspaper and ezine for Scotland's third sector. ThirdForceNews

Third Sector Excellence Awards

Providing annual recognition of innovation and success in the UK's non-profit sectors. Includes information on how to enter.

Third Sector Lab

Digital media agency working solely with voluntary, social enterprise and public sector clients.

Third Sector Magazine

A weekly news magazine for managers and professionals working for charities and those interested in charities and the voluntary and community sector.

Trustee Network

Supporting charity trustees in the UK. Offers information on events and provides newsletters, links to local networks and a trustee finder diretory.


A portal for practical resources for people involved in running charities, voluntary or community organisations; includes materials and links, and contacts.

Voluntary Action Scotland

The national network organisation that champions, connects and develops Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to support the third sector locally.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

The voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. Provides information sheets, advice on funding, policy and research information and details of how how to volunteer and get involved.

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