Wave one – Summer 2021

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is a community of third sector organisations based in Scotland. This large and inclusive community of organisations share their experiences and challenges in a quarterly survey.

The information gathered from the community informs and directs the way the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and partner organisations, such as the Scottish Government, provide support to the sector.

The findings from the first, baseline wave are now available. In this wave, organisations were asked to reflect on the challenges of continuing to provide services and planned work during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The findings highlight just how disruptive the pandemic has been for third sector organisations in Scotland. Many could not deliver fully on their work plan across the previous year. However, the sector has responded by adapting and creating new services to meet increased demand and emerging needs.

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker will run until November 2022. If your organisation is interested in joining the panel, there are still opportunities to do so, please contact us at STSTracker@djsresearch.com

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and DJS Research presented the summary findings in a webinar on Tuesday 16th November. You can watch the webinar on SCVO’s YouTube channel.

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is run by independent research company DJS Research and funded by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; the Scottish Government; the National Lottery Community Fund and the William Grant Foundation. Thank you to all partners for their generous contributions to this important piece of research.