The VCSE data and insights National Observatory Observatory to provide a one-stop source of interactive intelligence for policy-makers, infrastructure and frontline organisations, and researchers in the VCSE Sector at a national level. It would serve three central purposes. First to create an agreed set of definitions and principles for what constitutes good sector health. The second, based on these definitions is to create the definitive data source, with associated analytical capability, on sector health, demand, and supply, safeguarding and risk, and emerging trends that would be used by policy-makers, infrastructure organisations and practitioners to inform decision-making. Third through this data it would provide opportunities for insights on the management, delivery, and outcomes of VCSE sector and its organisations. Thus the Observatory would act as a hub between key stakeholders in the sector and academics across the university, to help identify, reconceptualise, and solve problems within the VCSE sector.