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Third Sector Tracker

Published: August 12, 2021


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.

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.

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.

Register Interest

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 and they will be very happy to provide you with more detail.

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