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Defra Third Sector Team nominated for National Compact Award

We are very pleased to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Compact Award for Excellence at a National Level in this year’s Compact Awards. This is awarded to a national partnership, Government department or a national third sector umbrella body for outstanding achievement in promoting and implementing the letter and spirit of the [...]

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Joe blogs!

Hello there!  Just a quick post here to introduce myself, I am Joe Taylor and I’m the newest member of the Third Sector Team here in Defra, I joined the team yesterday (19/10/09).  I’m really looking forward to working to boost Defra’s capacity to engage with the sector, and also adding to Defra’s capacity to boost the [...]

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Last chance to have your say on the Government’s Food Strategy

The same team within Defra who provided us with this blog has been working on the broader issue of eConsultation. The first example of an online consultation is Food 2030. Food 2030 is a cross-government initiative looking at food strategy over the next 20 years. The Food 2030 team would like to hear your views [...]

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Have we got the balance right?

This is what you get when you put the text of our Third Sector Strategy into a service called Wordle. I did this when I first started my secondment at Defra to help me get another view of the strategy. I am moved to post this now as I am told that this technique was [...]

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Trial blogged launched!

One of the commitments we made back in November 2008 with the launch of our strategy was to listen and communicate with the third sector more effectively.  Thanks to a lot of hard work, a leap of faith and trust on the part of Defra colleagues, we have this blog on a trial basis. How [...]

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Defra launches third sector strategy

Today we launched our third sector strategy with the help of three Ministers: Hilary Benn (Secretary of State, Defra); Huw Irranca-Davies (Defra’s third sector minister); Kevin Brennan (OTS) and Joan Ruddock (DECC). This is the culmination of more than a year’s work with the third sector and across the various divisions within Defra. Thanks are [...]

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