In May 2010 the Coalition government committed to encouraging more civil servants to volunteer and turn the civil service into a ‘Civic Service’.
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society announcing that charitable Foundation and Voluntary schools and Sixth Form Colleges will, subject to Parliamentary approval, be re-conferred with exempt status
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude visited Sunderland Homecare to see how this employee-owned social enterprise is successfully delivering high quality care services to local people.
The Government’s Transition Fund, to help charities prepare for Big Society opportunities and face current challenges, will have an additional £7million from the Department of Health.
Nine organisations have been selected as Strategic Partners of the Office for Civil Society (OCS), Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society announced today. Strategic Partners will receive a total of £8.2m over the next three years.
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, has today announced the re-appointment of John Wood for a second term of three years as a legally qualified board member of the Charity Commission for England and Wales
The Government today opened the application process for organisations that want to help run the second set of National Citizen Service pilots in summer 2012.
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.
The government has announced the selected partner who will deliver and train up to 5,000 Community Organisers.
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.