What is the third sector?

The third sector is that part of society which is neither the government nor private enterprise, but the large and varied grouping of other organisations and agencies which operate in society for social benefit.

The third sector includes:

  • NGOs and QUANGOs, i.e. non-governmental organisations and quasi-non-governmental organisations
  • Social finance institutions such as Credit Unions, trustee banks and lending institutions
  • Co-operatives
  • Charities
  • Local development organisations
  • Community and social enterprises
  • Special interest groups

Third sector organisations operate in accordance with their own values, aims and objectives but are also subject to a range of government policies, legislation and legal structures, can avail of funding from Irish government, EU and other agencies, and often have complex internal structures involving government agencies, funders, professional workers and volunteers.

What projects have you worked on?

Take a look at some Case Studies of projects we have worked on.

Who have you worked for?

TSA has worked with a vast array of organisations spanning the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Take a look at some of our clients here.

Do you cover the whole country?

Yes, TSA is based in Dublin, as are most of our clients, however, we provide services to regional, rural and urban-based organisations. Our client list and case studies provide examples.

Do you provide services to start-ups and new social initiatives?

Yes. In the past we have advised start-ups that have gone on to become leaders in their sectors, such as SEDCo – The Social Enterprise Development Company (hyperlinked to our site). Our management consults can help you overcome whatever business challenge you’re facing – from company incorporation and business planning to fundraising and HR.

Do you have a tax clearance cert?

Yes, TSA is fully tax compliant – and is registered for VAT.

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