About us

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3rd Sector Futures is based in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. We bring together academics and practitioners from this increasingly important sector of the UK's economy.
The third sector includes charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, and voluntary & community organisations. Our activity with the sector includes:

  • Training delivery to social enterprises, charities and voluntary sector organisations across the East of England. This encompasses specialist short courses as well as mainstream undergraduate & postgraduate qualifications.
  • Research into the third sector and social entrepreneurship
  • Consultancy, including business advice to third sector organisations and Social Return on Investment analysis by our SROI experts.

Our goals are to make a positive contribution to management practice in charities and social enterprises, and to increase the wider understanding of the sector and its impact.

If you would like to discuss working with 3rd Sector Futures, please email us or call Andy Brady on 0845 196 6888.