Third sector organisations (TSOs) will receive free customised expertise and support to address bespoke issues. The aim is to support TSOs to adapt, recover and transform from COVID-19.

All of the work undertaken at The Collaborative will be pro-bono and at no cost to the third sector organisation, and the expertise provided (including real solutions and recommendations) by the University of Glasgow will be responsive to the needs of the organisation.

We are using a broad definition of the third sector – charities, community organisations and social enterprises, including both formal organisations and informal groups (such as mutual aid groups).

This engagement will be for as long as the organisation deems it necessary or as long as mutually beneficial activities are found between the organisation and academics/students.The exact timelines will be a matter of negotiation between the two parties. We suggest that developing an agreement about timelines should be discussed in the beginning stages of the relationship.

This video illustrates how the relationships established through The Collaborative could operate.

If your organisation is interested in a new collaboration, please express your interest and highlight the areas on which you’d like to collaborate using this online form.