News on the topic of Big Society

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

Big Society Bank gets green light

The Government has endorsed outline proposals for the development of a Big Society Bank.

Mon, 09/05/2011

First major central government mutual joint venture announced

Plans to transform My Civil Service Pension (MyCSP), which administers the delivery of Civil Service Pension schemes, into a ground breaking mutual joint venture, have been announced.

Tue, 12/04/2011

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

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

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

£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

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