For the past two years, we have worked with the NCVO to provide a scholarship for appropriately qualified individuals from organisations with membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
We believed this scheme was needed because many British voluntary organisations lack the extensive budgets to enable their staff to benefit from higher level degree programmes, yet face enormous social, economic, political and policy pressures at the current moment. Staff and organisations require access to leading knowledge and analytic approaches relating to civil society in order to help them navigate and negotiate these challenges. Kent’s NCVO Scholarship was designed to address this need by making this access more affordable to such organisations.
The Civil Society, NGO and Non-profit Studies Master’s is unique in its combination of specialist civil society research and teaching expertise honed over two decades, attending to the third sector, philanthropy and social movements; and more general social science options, covering research methods and a range of social and policy topics. These are designed to equip students with a wide range of transferable competences, skills and capabilities relevant to careers not only in the third sector, but in government and business too.
We are delighted to be collaborating in this way with the NCVO to help strengthen the capacity of voluntary or third sector organisations in Britain.