State of the Sector (VCSE)

Closed 25 Sep 2020

Opened 5 Aug 2020


The State of the Sector is a partnership research initiative between 10GM (a joint venture to support the VCSE sector across Greater Manchester), GMCVO and locality partners. Leading the research on behalf of the partnership will be the University of Salford.

The last survey in 2017 found there were an estimated 15,890 voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Greater Manchester supporting over 21.9 million interventions with clients, users or beneficiaries and are worth a total income into the city region was estimated to be £1.3 billion.

This survey provided valuable evidence to decision makers of the important social and economic contribution the VCSE Sector brings to Greater Manchester and its individual boroughs. However it is time to repeat the survey as there have been significant changes within the sector, local areas and Greater Manchester, particularly as the impact of COVID-19 in 2020 has radically changed how we live and how the sector delivers its services.

We need to know how these changes have affected the VCSE sector to enable them to continue to make a difference by providing valuable services and supporting the people of Greater Manchester.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win either £1,000 or £200 for their organisation.


  • Community, voluntary sector and social enterprises


  • Equalities