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About us

3rd Sector Futures brings together academics and practitioners from this increasingly important sector of the UK's economy. It is based in ARU's Faculty of Business and Law and operates from the University's Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.

Our mission is to make a positive contribution to management practice in charities and social enterprises, and to raise awareness of the sector and its impact.

Our activity with charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, and voluntary and community organisations includes:

  • Leadership training for third sector professionals in social enterprises, charities and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Research into the third sector and social entrepreneurship.
  • Consultancy, including project delivery, knowledge transfer partnerships, and social impact assessments by our SROI experts.

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