Scotland’s Third Sector Tracker

The Scottish Government is supporting the development of Scotland's Third Sector Tracker, a new panel survey initiative which will give us regular insights into the experiences, views, and concerns of third sector organisations across Scotland.

SCVO is leading the development of the Tracker with support from the Scottish Government, the William Grant Foundation, and the National Lottery Community Fund. The Tracker is being run by an independent research company called DJS Research.

SCVO and DJS research are looking for experienced staff working in charities, community organisations and social enterprises operating in Scotland to share their experiences by becoming a member of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker.

We are writing to all the TSIs to request your support in promoting the opportunity to participate in the Tracker to organisations in your network. It is really important that the Tracker represents the different sizes, locations, and specialisms of organisations across Scotland's third sector, so that the results will be as representative and informative as possible. Accordingly it would be great if you could share this information with third sector organisations in your area.

What will it involve?
Every three months for the next 18 months, members of the Tracker will submit a small amount of information about their organisation's current situation via an online survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. These details will be anonymised and then aggregated alongside the responses from all the other Scottish Third Sector Tracker members. The data will provide clear and up-to-date picture of the health of the third sector in Scotland. Results will be published and shared across the sector, ensuring that this is a resource that can be accessed and used by all.

How to get involved:
Organisations that are interested in becoming a member of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker can click the 'Register interest' button below. They will be asked to give a few organisational details, and then a DJS researcher will contact them for a welcome call.

For further information:
Further details about the Tracker can be found on the SCVO website or the DJS Research website, including some FAQs.
If you have any questions about the Scottish Third Sector Tracker, please email the DJS Research team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will be very happy to provide you with more detail.


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