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.
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.
The Prime Minister will today personally head up a new search for pioneering teenagers to sign up for National Citizen Service in 2011.
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.
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.
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is recruiting for the senior posts of UK Chair and England Committee Chair.
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.