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The University of Glasgow’s Third Sector Knowledge Exchange Collaborative – The Collaborative – focuses on improving the sustainability of Glasgow’s third sector, pivotal to community resilience, as organisations adapt, recover and transform from COVID-19.

Working with the Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector, The Collaborative aims to become a sustainable cross-discipline hub for pro-bono advice and expertise for Glasgow’s third sector organisations (TSOs), helping them access academic expertise on a variety of pressing issues in all phases of their lifecycle.

The Collaborative is organised by Dr Paula Karlsson-Brown (Adam Smith Business School) and Dr Sarah Weakley (Policy Scotland), with research assistance provided by Dr Jane Cullingworth.

The model

How we are building a network of academics and third sector partners.

Information for TSOs

The advantages for third sector organisations to accessing and using research capacity.

Information for academics

How academics can get involved and practical advice about the process.

Blogs and publications

Elderly woman with a medical mask walking past COVID posters on a boarded up shop in Glasgow wearing. The posters say 'Jist Gogh Hame' (with a modernised portrait of Van Gogh), 'Please Believe These Days Will Pass' and 'Be Kind, Let''s Look Out for One Another'.

Third sector resilience is at the heart of community resilience: Making use of risk management

Third sector resilience is at the heart of community resilience so this is the time for third sector organisations to implement risk management.

More information

See more about The Collaborative, including funding and evaluation.

If you are a University of Glasgow staff member and want to learn more about this project, please contact Sarah Weakley sarah.weakley@glasgow.ac.uk