These data tables accompany the State of the Sector 2013 report.

Figure 1

The increase/decrease in organisation size reported by respondents between 2007 and 2013.

Over the last 12 months has your organisation: 2007 2008 2009 (estimate) 2010 (estimate) 2011 2012 2013
Grown in size 48% 35% N/A N/A 30% 31% 43%
Remained the same 46% 57% N/A N/A 45% 51% 43%
Reduced in size 6% 8% N/A N/A 25% 18% 15%

 

Figure 2

This graph shows reported growth by organisation size in 2013

Growth by organisation size £0-£25k £25k-£100k £100k-£1m Over £1m
Grown in size 43% 31% 48% 49%
Stayed more or less the same size 50% 53% 37% 31%
Reduced in size 8% 16% 15% 20%

 

Figure 3

Where respondents expect to see increases and decreases in next 12 months

Increases or decreases in 2014 Increase Stay the same Decrease Don’t know or N/A
Demand for your services 78% 18% 2% 2%
Competition for resources 72% 22% 1% 5%
Collaboration with other organisations 68% 28% 3% 2%
Expenditure 60% 33% 6% 2%
Volunteer numbers 40% 44% 6% 10%
Income 27% 41% 30% 2%
Paid staff numbers 22% 50% 16% 12%
Staff pay 19% 64% 5% 13%

 

Figure 4

Anticipated increases/ decrease in demand in next 12 months

Demand for your services 2011 2012 2013
Increase 76% 76% 78%
Stay the same 20% 20% 18%
Decrease 2% 2% 2%
Don’t know 2% 2% 2%

 

Figure 5

Anticipated increases/ decrease in expenditure in next 12 months

Expenditure 2011 2012 2013
Increase 43% 63% 60%
Stay the same 33% 27% 33%
Decrease 22% 7% 6%
Don’t know 2% 2% 2%

 

Figure 6

Anticipated increases/ decrease in paid staff numbers in next 12 months

Paid staff numbers 2011 2012 2013
Increase 15% 15% 22%
Stay the same 53% 52% 50%
Decrease 19% 17% 16%
Don’t know 13% 16% 12%

 

Figure 7

Anticipated increases/ decrease in staff pay in next 12 months

Staff pay 2011 2012 2013
Increase 7% 14% 19%
Stay the same 70% 63% 64%
Decrease 9% 8% 5%
Don’t know 14% 16% 13%

 

Figure 8

Anticipated increases/ decrease in competition in next 12 months

Competition for resources 2011 2012 2013
Increase 81% 77% 72%
Stay the same 15% 18% 22%
Decrease 1% 1% 1%
Don’t know 4% 4% 5%

 

Figure 9

Anticipated increases/ decrease in collaboration in next 12 months

Collaboration with other organisations 2011 2012 2013
Increase 62% 66% 68%
Stay the same 32% 29% 28%
Decrease 3% 3% 3%
Don’t know 3% 2% 2%

 

Figure 10

Planning for next 12 months Response Percent
Develop new income sources 71.5%
Develop new projects 70.6%
Extend existing services 57.0%
Focus on business development 47.4%
Increase capacity 46.1%
Join a new partnership or consortium 20.6%
Restructure 18.4%
Close services / projects 10.5%
Merge 1.8%
Wind up 0.4%

 

Figure 11

What period respondents feel they can confidently plan ahead

Given your current funding arrangements, are you able to plan ahead beyond the next 12 months Responses
Cannot confidently  plan ahead 38%
1 year ahead 34%
2 years ahead 16%
3+ years ahead 8%
Other 4%

 

Figure 12

Respondents’ financial confidence for the next 12 months

Financial Confidence Improve Stay about the same Worsen
Financial situation of your own organisation 24% 42% 35%
General economic situation in Scotland 13% 51% 36%
Financial situation for the third sector in Scotland 6% 36% 58%

 

Figure 13

Respondents’ confidence in their own financial situation for the next 12 months, from 2011 to 2013

Financial situation of your own organisation 2011 2012 2013
Improve 10% 14% 24%
Stay about the same 46% 45% 42%
Worsen 45% 42% 35%

 

Figure 14

Respondents’ confidence in Scotland’s financial situation for the next 12 months, from 2011 to 2013

General economic situation in Scotland 2011 2012 2013
Improve 3% 4% 13%
Stay about the same 21% 34% 51%
Worsen 76% 62% 36%

 

Figure 15

Respondents’ confidence in the Scottish Third Sector’s financial situation for the next 12 months, from 2011 to 2013

Financial situation for third sector in Scotland 2011 2012 2013
Improve 2% 1% 6%
Stay about the same 18% 18% 36%
Worsen 80% 81% 58%

 

Figure 16

Respondents’ key funding challenges for the next 12 months

Are any of the following funding issues going to be a challenge for your organisation over the next 12 months? Responses
General funding shortages 69%
Lack of long-term funding 68%
Sustainability of funding 62%
Covering core costs 53%
Funding cuts / decreases 51%
Securing charitable trust grants 50%
Securing public sector grants 49%
Difficulty diversifying funding sources 39%
Increasing donations 37%
Paying salaries 32%
Tendering for contracts /SLAs 32%
Increasing trading income 23%

 

Figure 17

Respondents’ key funding challenges for the next 12 months by organisation size

Answer Options £0-£25k £25k-£100k £100k-£1m Over £1m
General funding shortages 61% 81% 68% 58%
Lack of long-term funding 69% 69% 74% 42%
Sustainability of funding 69% 57% 65% 56%
Covering core costs 50% 55% 60% 39%
Securing charitable trust grants 47% 57% 52% 44%
Funding cuts / decreases 36% 57% 47% 61%
Securing public sector grants 42% 45% 51% 56%
Diversifying funding sources 25% 43% 42% 39%
Increasing donations 42% 43% 36% 36%
Tendering for contracts /SLAs 6% 21% 37% 56%
Paying salaries 25% 50% 31% 19%
Increasing trading income 11% 24% 20% 42%

 

Figure 18

A word cloud image based on the frequency of words used by respondents describing their key issues for the coming year.

20 Most Important Words and Phrases % Count
Funding 36% 122
Services 16% 55
Increase 11% 37
Demand 9% 31
Income 9% 30
Staff 8% 27
Volunteers 8% 27
Sustainability 5% 19
Local 5% 19
Welfare Reform 4% 16
Money 3% 13
Cuts 3% 12
Finding 3% 10
Managing 2% 8
Making 2% 7
Finance 1% 6
Benefit 1% 6
Self 1% 4
Tendering 1% 4
Reserves 1% 4

 

Figure 19

How many respondent organisations pay the Living Wage

Answer Options Response Percent Response Count
Yes, we pay all employees at least the Living Wage 75.9% 148
No, some employees are on the Minimum Wage 15.9% 31
Don’t know 8.2% 16

 

Figure 20

How many respondent organisations pay the Living Wage by organisation size.

Answer Options £0-£25k £25k-£100k £100k-£1m Over £1m
Yes, at organisation’s request 8 5 22 8
Yes, at employee’s request 1 5 5 3
No 8 28 62 24
Don’t know 1 0 4 0

 

Figure 21

Responses to the question ‘Does your organisation have employees on flexible contracts with no or few guaranteed hours?’

Answer Options Response Percent Response Count
Yes, at organisation’s request 23.4% 45
Yes, at employee’s request 7.8% 15
No 65.1% 125
Don’t know 3.6% 7

 

Figure 22

Responses to the question ‘Does your organisation have employees on flexible contracts with no or few guaranteed hours?’ by organisation size.

Answer Options £0-£25k £25k-£100k £100k-£1m Over £1m
Yes, at organisation’s request 8 5 22 8
Yes, at employee’s request 1 5 5 3
No 8 28 62 24
Don’t know 1 0 4 0

 

Figure 23

The size of respondents’ organisations

Size Survey Respondents Wider Sector
£0-£25k 18% 68%
£25k-£100k 20% 16%
£100k-£1m 45% 12%
Over £1m 16% 4%

 

Figure 24

The geographical scope of respondents’ organisations

Scope %
Local 86%
National 11%
International 3%

 

Figure 25

The job roles of respondents

Answer Options Response Percent
Officer 9.0%
Manager 35.9%
Chief Officer 27.4%
Board Member 16.1%
Volunteer 6.3%
Other 5.4%