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

Thompson, P and Williams, R and Kwong, CCY and Thomas, B (2015) 'The potential of trading activity income to fund Third Sector organisations operating in deprived areas.' Local Economy, 30 (6). pp. 627-649. ISSN 0269-0942

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: deprived communities; local authority social support; social enterprise; Third Sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:06
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14581

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