News on the topic of Civil Society

Minister meets South Yorkshire teenagers part in National Citizen Service pilot

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today visited the community trusts of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Rotherham United Football Clubs, to meet participants taking part in a groundbreaking new scheme, National Citizen Service (NCS). 

Wed, 03/08/2011

Big Society Bank launched

The vision for a Big Society came much closer today as the Big Society Bank – now officially named Big Society Capital – became a reality with the establishment of two expert boards.

Fri, 29/07/2011

£10million to kick start Big Society public services

£10million fund for charities and social enterprises to help them develop the skills and infrastructure to win more capital investment and public service contracts.

Mon, 25/07/2011

£30 million fund for charity support services opens

A new £30 million Big Society fund has been set-up to modernise organisations that supply critical support to front-line charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises.

Fri, 15/07/2011

Minister meets Bolton teenagers on the first National Citizen Service

Minister meets young people in Bolton who are among the first 10,000 pioneering the scheme which the Government hopes to make available to all 16-year-olds in England.

Thu, 14/07/2011

Opening up public services

The Prime Minister has set out the need for reform and modernisation of our public services, to ensure everyone has the choice and control of the services they use, and bring an end to the top down get what you're given culture.

Mon, 11/07/2011

2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises

The release of the results of the 2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises (NSCSE).

Wed, 29/06/2011

Lord Wei stands down

Lord Wei has announced he will stand down as the Government’s Adviser on Big Society. He will work with the Community Foundation Network driving practical development of Big Society ideas in communities. 

Tue, 24/05/2011

Big Lottery Fund Chair and England Committee Chair appointed

Francis Maude has announced that Peter Ainsworth will be the UK Chair of the Big Lottery Fund and Nat Sloane will be the England Committee Chair.

Mon, 16/05/2011

100,000 ‘Digital Champions’ to get Britain online


Francis Maude today announced the recruitment of 100,000 Big Society ‘Digital Champions’ by UK Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox. The local volunteers will support millions of adults online by the time the Olympics comes to Britain. The champions are employees and users of a range of services – from Age UK to local libraries. 


Wed, 11/05/2011

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