The latest news and policy updates from the Office of the Third Sector.
New £130 million Grassroots Grants programme seeks local funders
sector funders across the country are today invited by the Community
Development Foundation (CDF) to apply to become a local partner in
delivering the £130million Grassroots Grants programme in their area.
Adventure Capital Fund to run £215m Futurebuilders fund
The Cabinet Office has
announced its intention to appoint the Adventure Capital Fund (ACF) to
manage the second phase of the Futurebuilders fund.
Community Assets programme: initial assessment of applications completed
Lottery Fund has completed the initial assessment of applications to the
£30 million Community Assets fund.
Charity Commission publishes public benefit guidance for charities
Commission, the independent regulator for charities in England and Wales,
has published its general guidance for charities on public benefit.
Wanted: Third sector organisations using Social Return on Investment
The Office of the Third
Sector is interested in identifying social enterprises or other third
sector organisations that have carried out or are carrying out
evaluations using Social Return on Investment.
Proposals sought for new centre for third sector research
The OTS, the
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Barrow Cadbury Trust
have announced the call for proposals to establish a new independent,
multidisciplinary research centre for the third sector.
Commissioning Our Future – Beacon Scheme Learning Exchange event
Improvement and Development Agency's Beacon Scheme are holding a
learning exchange event, Commissioning our Future - Increasing
voluntary and community sector service delivery, on 30 January
2008. Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector will speak at the
Ministry of Justice launches consultation on third sector strategy
of Justice (MoJ) has launched a consultation on their draft third sector
OTS & CLG joint conference - 'Strengthening Communities: partners
The Office of
the Third Sector and Communities & Local Government are holding a joint
conference, ‘Strengthening Communities: partners in action’, on Tuesday 5th