We also value and recognise the independence of the third sector.
Active engagement in the Third Sector is an important building block in the creation of vibrant communities that are united by common visions as well as valuing diversity and equality of opportunity.
More information on the national picture
The third sector includes voluntary and community organisations,charities, social enterprises, faith groups, cooperatives and mutuals. You can find more information on the importance of the third sector by using the link to the Cabinet Office, Office of the Third Sector website, at the bottom of the page.
For more information about particular areas of work with the third sector please use the links in the left hand menu.