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A useful source of information on voluntarism & civil society in the UK from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Some current material is freely accessible; most previous editions are available to non-subscribers.
The largest survey of the sector in the UK, conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Office for Civil Society (Cabinet Office). Asks about opportunities to influence local decisions, the availability and nature of funding and income, support and guidance, relationships with local statutory bodies, and other factors affecting organisations’ success. Results from 2010 survey are most recent available.