Partner Description

The University of Birmingham is a world leading higher education institution, both nationally and internationally, that offers high-standard teaching and research in most major disciplines. It has extensive experience of EU collaboration and partnerships and in-depth expertise of Framework Programme matters including management, reporting and auditing, with a dedicated office providing support for EU funded activity. As of January 2013 the University has been involved in over 200 FP7 projects (including projects in negotiation) across the whole Framework Programme.

The Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) is the major UK Research Centre for work on the voluntary sector. It received core funding from ESRC, the Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Cabinet Office from 2008-2014. It is based at the University of Birmingham, in the School of Social Policy, which includes Social Policy and Social Work, and the Health Management Centre. The School has particular strengths in third sector research, health and social care, social security and social exclusion, children and families, and race and diversity.

Role in Third Sector Impact

  • Main responsibility: Analysis of third sector impact of the third sector; refining conceptualization and measurement of major third sector dimensions.
  • Additional responsibility: Writing of final reports; dissemination.