Summary of research which explores the relationship between the third sector and the state in Scotland.
An introduction to What Works Scotland’s lessons for public service reform in Scotland, published at the conclusion of the four-year programme, and the report to download.
Case study which highlights the work of STRiVE, a third sector interface in East Lothian, and its initiative to strengthen the participation of third sector organisations in local governance.
Our work focused on how third sector interfaces (TSIs) can improve their participation in community planning and better represent local third sector organisations.
What Works Scotland’s Jane Cullingworth writes about The Big Lottery Fund’s 2016 report—The Future of ‘Doing Good’ in the UK, and one of the launch events it organised across the UK to stimulate discussion.
Claire Bynner, research associate for What Works Scotland, reflects on the 10th annual conference (and anniversary) of The Alliance in May 2016 – the national third sector intermediary for health and social care organisations in Scotland.
Guest blogger Calum Irving of Voluntary Action Scotland explains in August 2015 how his organisation has been working on a new vision for third sector interfaces to build the third sector’s relationship with community planning.
What Works Scotland research fellow Dr Hayley Bennett outlines some key ideas from her February 2018 presentation on collaborative practice and public service reform in Scotland.
Jane Cullingworth, a What Works Scotland PhD candidate, reports in November 2016 on work to develop a vision that re-imagines community planning in Scotland.
Report, summary and policy briefing which explores the developing role of key independent community sector organisations known as community anchors. Using six exemplars, it identifies characteristics of a community anchor organisations and their roles in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change.