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News on the topic of Big Society

Next steps in turning the civil service into a ‘Civic Service’

In May 2010 the Coalition government committed to encouraging more civil servants to volunteer and turn the civil service into a ‘Civic Service’.

Thu, 31/03/2011

Red tape kept to a minimum for charities with ‘Exempt Status’

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

Wed, 30/03/2011

Francis Maude visits Sunderland Homecare a model for Big Society public services

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.

Tue, 29/03/2011

£7 million boost for Big Society as 183 more charities get cash support

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.

Tue, 22/03/2011

Office for Civil Society appoints Strategic Partners

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.

Tue, 22/03/2011

Charity Commission - changes to the board

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

Mon, 14/03/2011

Applications invited for new funding to run 2012 National Citizen Service pilots

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.

Thu, 10/03/2011

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

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