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How third-sector sport organisations can survive austerity

The cutting of local and national spending on public services and the resultant reduced finances have had a hugely damaging impact on the delivery of community sport. 

Third-sector sport organisations (TSSOs) such as charities and not-for-profit social enterprises have faced huge funding cuts and have had to adapt to survive. Many have simply perished, becoming just some of the 23,000 UK charities (particularly micro-charities serving local communities) that have disappeared since 2008/09. 

Cath Walker, Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, and Dr John Hayton, from Liverpool John Moores University, have published a study on the state of TSSOs in the current era of ‘super austerity’. 

Read our interview with Cath Walker here.

The study has now been published and can be read in full here.