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State of the Sector

The State of the VCSE Sector 2017 Report provides a comprehensive overview of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Manchester, following up on our previous research in 2012.

The report is part of a Greater Manchester wide project to analyse and understand the role the VCSE sector plays in local communities and the economy of Greater Manchester.

The 'VCSE Sector' is our catch-all term for charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, the community work of faith groups, and those social enterprises and community interest companies where there is a wider accountability to the public via a board of trustees or a membership and profits will be reinvested in their social purpose.

The research was undertaken by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University working collaboratively with Macc and our 10GM* partners plus GMCVO** and Stockport Council.

*10GM is a joint venture by the Greater Manchester VCSE sector infrastructure organisations including Macc. It represents a combined membership of thousands of local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

**GMCVO (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation) is a voluntary sector support organisation covering the city-region of Greater Manchester.

The research involved a web-based survey of organisations as well as specific focus groups that were hosted by Macc and then analysed by CRESR.

Download the reports below

State of the Sector report 2017

Full reportSummary10 things you should know about the VCSE sector in Manchester


State of the Sector report 2012

Full report8 things you should know about the VCSE sector in Manchester


Greater Manchester State of the Sector reports

The State of the Sector reports from the Greater Manchester boroughs can be downloaded from the 10GM website: www.10gm.org.uk
The Greater Manchester wide report can be downloaded from GMCVO’s website here