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How much does the voluntary sector contribute to the GDP of North Wales?

The Office for National Statistics states that the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of North Wales was £10.4 billion in 2011[1]. However, the statistics don’t say how much of this is because of the voluntary sector. We feel that it is important for the sector to be able to demonstrate its value and the contribution to the local economy is one way of doing this.

Because the national statistics don’t record the sector that organisations and businesses belong to, it is necessary to do an independent survey to find out the contribution of the voluntary sector.

Please add your answers into the word document and email it back to m.hasan@glyndwr.ac.uk. Alternatively you can print it out, write in your answers and post it to the address below. I estimate it will take you about 25 minutes to complete and there are instructions in the questionnaire.

This work is being done in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The results will be used to show public bodies and decision makers that they need to take the voluntary sector seriously.

All those who respond will be sent a summary of the findings and will be invited to a free training course on How to calculate the contribution of voluntary organisations towards regional GDP.

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Mehdi Hasan

PhD Researcher

Business School

Glyndwr University

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

email:  m.hasan@glyndwr.ac.uk

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