News on the topic of Charity and voluntary sector

Consolidation of charity law

The Charities Bill was published today, consolidating existing charities legislation into one Act of Parliament. The consolidation bill aims to make it easier to follow charities legislation. The Bill updates the text and simplifies the structure of the existing legislation.  The Bill does not, and cannot, introduce or change policy. 

Fri, 04/03/2011

Government names new partner to deliver Community Organisers

The government has announced the selected partner who will deliver and train up to 5,000 Community Organisers.

Sat, 19/02/2011

Professionals join the Big Society volunteer drive

BT and KPMG today joined the Government in leading the way to get more professionals using their skills to support charities and voluntary groups. The businesses welcomed the first ever cross Civil Service volunteering initiative that will encourage hundreds of thousands of professionals to volunteer at least one day each year which was announced today by Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Thu, 17/02/2011

Pioneering teenagers to help build the Big Society: National Citizen Service now recruiting

The Prime Minister will today personally head up a new search for pioneering teenagers to sign up for National Citizen Service in 2011.

Wed, 16/02/2011

£100 million Transition Fund to support charities

The first payments from the £100m Transition Fund that will provide vital support to charities have been announced today by Francis Maude and Nick Hurd.

Tue, 15/02/2011

Big Society Bank could back social ISAs for everyday savers

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude and Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd have unveiled a new strategy to grow the social investment market giving charities and social enterprises access to new, potentially multi-billion pound, capital.

Mon, 14/02/2011

European Year of Volunteering is a welcome boost for the Big Society

Nick Hurd endorses the European Year of Volunteering as a welcome boost for the Big Society.

Tue, 25/01/2011

Biddick Hall Community Focus Group wins Big Society Award

The Biddick Hall Community Focus Group – a project that has transformed the community through local action on health, crime, employment and activities for young people is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.

Fri, 14/01/2011

Grants available for the European Year of Volunteering

The Cabinet Office has made available small scale contracts and grants for organisations to develop and implement activity within England, as part of the national work programme for European Year of Volunteering. 

Mon, 10/01/2011

New Year Honours List 2011

The 2011 New Year Honours List has been published today recognising outstanding achievement and service across the UK

Fri, 31/12/2010

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