What is the Third Sector?
Society is divided into three sectors. The PUBLIC SECTOR (central government, local authorities, health care, education etc) is usually seen as the first sector.
The PRIVATE SECTOR such as commercial businesses, industries, retail / shops, energy companies etc is regarded as the second sector.
The THIRD SECTOR are the charities and organisations which provide services in the community such as Children 1st, RSPB, IJCVS, scouting organisations, local football clubs etc. These are often businesses which generate income and profit but use those profits to increase their charitable aims.
For more information on the third sector in Argyll and Bute and how IJCVS and Islay Initiative works within this please follow the links below.
Photograph Swanspool Port Ellen, Islay