Taking Account

Taking Account

Taking Account is the economic and social audit of the voluntary and community sector in Brighton and Hove. This is open to the entire sector, not just Community Works members. This audit is repeated every five years. It evidences the significant contribution that the voluntary and community sector makes to life in the city, and provides information about the support needs of the sector.

Why is Taking Account important to your organisation?

Taking Account gathers data that is used as evidence of the range, scope and impact of the work the community and voluntary sector in Brighton and Hove. The data is used by funders, commissioners, planners, politicians and researchers to understand more about the community and voluntary sector in Brighton and Hove and the value that we add to the city.

It is a chance to make the impact of the sector visible, enabling it to demonstrate its contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of the city and its people.

Taking Account 4

Following many months of planning Taking Account 4 is now live.

“The key findings from Taking Account 3, in 2013, provided fascinating insight into the work done by volunteer led groups, as well as medium and larger sized organisations. The picture created was of a strong sector which contributes hugely to the creation of a vibrant and healthy city.

We hope that Taking Account 4 will once again illustrate the contribution of the sector’s work. It has never been so important to improve our understanding of how the voluntary and community sector contributes to the social, economic and environmental health of our city.”

Emma McDermott, Brighton & Hove City Council – Head of Communities, Equality and Third sector

Previous Taking Account reports

Taking Account 3 was completed in 2014. You can look at a copy of the report here: Taking Account 3 Report June 2014

Or the Executive Summary here: Taking Account 3 Executive Summary

Taking Account 3 video

Taking Account 2 was completed in 2008. You can look at a copy of the report here: Taking Account 2 Executive Summary

Taking Account 1 was completed in 2003. You can look at a copy of the report here: Taking Account 1 Executive Summary