News on the topic of Volunteering and giving

Building a new culture of social responsibility

Minister without Porfolio Baroness Warsi's speech to the social action conference organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Fri, 08/04/2011

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

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

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

Government and voluntary sector agree new Compact

A renewed Compact - the agreement which governs relations between the Government and civil society organisations in England - has been published today.

Tue, 14/12/2010

'Modernising Commissioning' Green Paper published

Nick Hurd has today published the Modernising Commissioning Green Paper which asks for views on how the Government can create a level playing field for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that want to bid for public service contracts.

Tue, 07/12/2010

Big Society Awards launched

 
The Prime Minister has launched a new award that will recognise some of the excellent examples of the Big Society in action taking place all around the country.

Mon, 22/11/2010

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