A Shared Society? ImageCivil Exchange’s most recent publication is A Shared Society? The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017,  is published  on 5 April 2017.  The sixth in a series of annual health checks of the relationship of the state and the voluntary sector, the report explores the potential of the new context created by Brexit, including Theresa May’s personal commitment to a Shared Society, and looks at what needs to change to make that vision a reality.

For more information on the report’s findings and recommendations, click here.


Civil Exchange is an independent think tank that exists to help strengthen civil society and help government and civil society work better together.  It works to

  • Raise everyone’s awareness of the added value of a vibrant voluntary sector.
  • Identify opportunities and new ways of working and connecting people and organisations across civil society and beyond.
  • Break down barriers and increase understanding across sectors.

It acts as a “link tank,” connecting with other organisations and individuals with expertise and knowledge to exchange ideas and find new solutions.  To learn more about Civil Exchange, click here.

In September 2016, Civil Exchange launched an exciting new initiative, A Better Way, linking up social activists across different sectors who want to share ideas and inspiration about how to improve services and build stronger communities.  It is working in partnership with the Carnegie UK Trust and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.