VCSE Sector in Salford

The Salford State of the Voluntary Sector report, produced on behalf of Salford CVS by Sheffield Hallam University, uncovered some interesting numbers about the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Salford:

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voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises making a difference in Salford


are micro organisations (annual income under £10,000)


of the sector identify as being a social enterprise


million total income of the sector (2014/15)


of organisations have at least one source of non-public sector funds, bringing significant added value


of organisations now have less than 3 months running costs in reserves


volunteers (including committee/board members), giving 115,400 hours each week, valued at £104.4 million p.a.


full-time equivalent paid staff (5,300 total employees) whose contribution is valued at £111.2 million p.a.


have some direct dealings with other VCSE organisations, 78% with Salford City Council and 55% with private businesses


million interventions were made with beneficiaries in the past year


You can download the reports below:

The State of the Sector research was led by Salford CVS but produced in partnership with 10GM and GMCVO.

For a copy of all the reports including the Greater Manchester reports please visit

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