TSRF has developed and collated resources relating to third sector research funding.
Be brave, ask, and keep trying – a guide to what to consider when looking for funding for third sector collaborative research
This guide is for third sector organisations (TSO) that want to obtain funding for collaborative research with academia.
Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people’s evidence (2017)
A guide to using secondary evidence from third sector and other sources.
Evidencing genuine co-production in the third sector (2017)
Evidence paper distiling what third sector research and evidence tell us about what genuine co-production looks like in the third sector
Top tips to use research from other UK jurisdictions or countries (infographic)
This infographic was produced by the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) to help third sector organisations use research produced by/in other UK jurisdictions.
Evidence for Success: Collaborating with academics (2016)
This guide is for anyone in the third sector who wants to link to academics to generate and/or use evidence to improve policy and practice
Evidence for Success: Collaborating with academics (2016) – Infographic
This guide is for anyone in the third sector who wants to link to academics to generate and/or use evidence to improve policy and practice. It provides practical guidance and
Other useful resources about research funding and collaboration
The Scottish Third Sector Research Forum‘s case study report “Bringing the Third Sector and academic research together” is a collection of case studies that show practical solutions collaboration challenges.
Carnegie UK Trust‘s report on “How Can Academics And The Third Sector Work Together To Influence Policy And Practice” argues that to make an impact on social policy universities must work more closely with civil society.
Other useful resources about research funding and the cost of living
Researching rising costs using a longitudinal panel study – SCVO
The Scottish Third Sector Tracker (Tracker) is a community of third sector organisations. The community was established in response to the pandemic as third sector support organisations, including SCVO, Scottish Government and funders, sought to understand the challenges facing third sector organisations and how best to support them. View here.