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third sector

a recent term for the voluntary sector of the economy, along side the state and capitalist private sector. In the UK the development of this sector has been encouraged by recent governments, both left and right, as a way of contracting, direct state provision.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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Tom Steele, director of estates and facilities, NHSGGC, said: "We have developed a number of ways where we encourage and assist businesses and third sector organisations in Renfrewshire to bid for contracts with us "We're also participating S in the eleventh Meet the Buyer event on November 13 at Hampden Park, where more than 1,500 people are expected to attend.
"We knew we would get some great applications as there are so many amazing individuals and wonderful organisations working in the third sector in this area.
Now charities umbrella group SCVO has warned "long standing and successful" third sector organisations could be put out of business if the funding is not reinstated soon.
Ulster Banks's Richard Ramsey added the third sector has been resilient after a raft of challenges.
I also take huge reassurance in knowing there are thousands of people across Wales, already working in the third sector, who are committed to making the world a little less fraught.
The new CEO of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Anna Fowlie, gave a keynote speech discussing the importance of the third sector, at all levels, across a 'rapidly changing Scotland'.
Contact Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway to book a one-to-one appointment.
I have no doubt she will help us to represent our member organisations and the wider third sector to create lasting change in North Lanarkshire.
However, any negative repercussions for the company are likely to be small and manageable, mainly because of Asahi Life's strong focus on the third sector.
I have criticised the third sector over many years, principally on my blog, Jac o' the North, but I have never criticised voluntary groups, nor charities with an obvious purpose such as the RNLI.
Aflac Japan, our largest earnings contributor, generated strong financial and third sector sales results for the year.